Find out how Linux differs from other operating systems.
Linux has grown in popularity due to its more flexible and customisable nature compared to its more popular counterparts Windows and Mac.
Linux is in essence an operating system. It is the software on a computer that enables applications and the user to access devices on the computer.
The open source OS sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests and relaying them to the computer’s hardware.
Like other operating systems, Linux offers a graphical interface and various types of software, such as word processing applications.
However, it differs from other operating systems by first being open source. This means that it is free and available to the public touse, edit, and also contribute to.
It is also different in that there are many different distributions of Linux, thanks to its open source nature. While there are many distributions, a lot of the core pieces of the OS remain the same across different versions.