When a car owner needs to get their car repaired, they will have choices as to who they can pay to do the repair. Presumably all the auto mechanics know the inner workings of the car and can make the repair but we all know that some mechanics are better than others. An operating system is a piece of hardware that manages the computer hardware like the screen, keyboard, wireless network card, mouse, etc. Confused? Here â€˜s a little help .
Linux is an operating system in the same manner that Windows is an operating system. However, Linux has a more robustly developed understanding of things that make it a viable alternative to Windows. Linux, on the same hardware that runs Windows, will likely do the same things much faster and with increased stability. Linux is robust enough to run office software, internet browser, games, e-mail software and run for months on end without needing to be rebooted. Linux is graphical but it will take a small investment of time to get to know. Just like moving into a new home in a new city takes time to adjust, Linux will require some getting used to. This one point is what traditionally has been difficult for new users to get used. However, users will find that investment of time well worth it.