Wednesday, December 9, 2009


As of now, it has been long time that I have been writing a good host of articles regarding open source softwares. In succession to them, here I support another open source software. The only point of consideration here is that this one is not an application software but a system software. Most of the visitors reading this article would suposedly be Windows users. But supposedly they don't know that there's something better waiting for them- Linux.


First and foremost, most if not all Linux-based OSs are developed under the GNU General Public License and are completely free of cost and can be download, uploaded, distributed and redistributed totally free of cost. The GNU General Public License ensures that you get all the freedoms to redefine and redistribute the source-code of the OS.


Being a completely open-source operating system, the Linux OSs allow you to enjoy full control over them. The chief advantage of being open source is that the source code of the OS is open to all and if one finds any bug in the system, he/she can clear it or even report it to the linux forums and developers network to get an immediate solution for the bug.


The biggest benifit of all Linux-based OSs is that they are totally free from viruses. Even if they suffer any virus issues, you can get updates and responses online on the go to solve the problem. And, after all, no one better than Windows users can understand the right meaning and headover of viruses because they have actually become the part and parcel of a regular Windows user's life.

Nothing other than viruses and spywares and malwares and worms and rootkits and trojans bugs a windows user. Well if you think so, then let me remind you of that blue screen that flashed onto your face last night that left no option other than Restart. Yes, I mean that Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).

As I said, Linux has a solution to every problem of yours. After switching to Linux if you miss your BSoD, you may get a screensaver to solve your problem.


With KDE (K Desktop Environment) and GNOME (GNU Object Model Environment) customising your system to your would never have been so easy and enjoyable. The K in KDE stands for the word "Kool" (which is a deliberate mis-spelling of the word "cool"). GNOME is actually a desktop environment composed of totally open source components for Linux. It uses the Metacity window manager by default. I suppose, neither in the past nor in the future could exist an OS that allows you to have such sophesticated looks and customizations.


Linux uses the XFS (eXtended File System) that is a high speed 64-bit Journaling file system capable of storing files upto sizes of 8 Exbibytes (binary exabytes). The file system tries to preserve the system data even in case of power cuts through the use of Journals that are small buffers that store the data transaction details "asynchronously" so that the system performance is not afftcted.

At the same time Linux has also got a wider file system support as compared to Windows's of any other OS's file system. This is evident from the fact that Linux is capable to present all partitions including file systems that windows supports but on the other hand, Windows can't represent Linux's partitions.


You might have previously read a million articles supporting Linux on the web. But, I don't suppose any other linux supporting article would have stressed on this point. When it comes to Windows, is always monotonous- The same looks and features every time. But on the other hand, Linux is dynamic and you have a vast variety to see and explore with various Linux OSs. From Puppy to Ubuntu you find the greatest variations of all times. At one end where Puppy and Knoppix are known for their light weight and fast boots, Ubuntu and Fedora on the other hand are known for their wide support and customizability.

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