You probably already know a lot about Windows and macOS. Add a third OS to your arsenal. Here are a few reasons why you should switch to Linux in 2024.
Why should you have to pay to use an operating system? Linux is completely free, unlike Windows or macOS.
You don't have to purchase any licenses or spend thousands of dollars on a computer.
And Linux works a lot of low-end hardware. So if your computer is running slow and you can't afford to upgrade, install Linux on it.
Putting a Linux OS on an older computer can jolt some extra life into out-of-date equipment.
It's More Secure
Hackers code malware to target Windows and macOS home users because they make up most of the market share.
Because of this, attackers don't target Linux users as much, so there aren't a lot of security issues being spotted.
Linux is open source, so there is a large community of developers and users that help detect and fix vulnerabilities quickly.
Sometimes with macOS and Windows, it can take longer than usual for them to patch vulnerabilities in future updates.
Most other operating systems will collect and track your usage history for profit.
Outside of a web browser, there are no system-level tracking tools installed on Linux, unless you want to install them.
You can use Linux however you want. If you don't like Linux out of the box, there are different variants out there.
Numerous developers and organizations have come out with their custom versions - "distros" - of Linux.
There are distros for developers, old computers, hackers, and more. Hundreds of distros are available to install, so you can find your exact fit.
Each distro allows you complete customization control - themes, apps, and more.
You can also build a custom OS by adding your own packages.
If you're willing to take the time, you can create a bulletproof server or the most beautiful workstation you've ever seen.
Save some money in 2024 and consider a switch to Linux. If you have any old computers collecting dust you want to get running again, Linux OS runs great on older hardware.
You'll have more peace of mind knowing that there's less risk of viruses with Linux OS.
Operating systems should offer a degree of control. With Windows and macOS, you are locked into whatever base software they give you. Linux machines allow for flexibility and freedom.