what are the uses of linux operating systems?
Posted 30 September 2016 - 08:09 PM
same as a windows operating system.
linux is the only operating system i use, so am making this post using a firefox web browser on a linux desktop.
only real difference is usually programs written to work on a windows os won't natively work on a linux os and vice versa, but you can do the exact same things on both when you use the correct program written in the language the os your using understands.
so a firefox web browser on windows looks and does exactly the same thing as the linux version firefox web browser, but you would not be able to run the linux version of firefox on a windows os and vice versa.
some programs have versions for both windows and linux os like firefox but a lot do not so then you have to find a os specific program that does what you need.
for example in windows for an email client you may use "em client" but they don't do a linux version so in linux you may use a different program like "thunderbird" to do the exact same thing.
as the links provided by HolyCowZ show linux is used everywhere and is probably the most widely used operating system ever.
Edited by terry1966, 30 September 2016 - 08:17 PM.
Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:29 PM
You mean other than being faster, cheaper, more secure, more stable, not to mention a real operating system? The real question is why people continue to use Windoze.
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