Linux Can Do that Windows Can’t

I've been largely using Windows for the past 8 years. But for server-end programming and other interesting experiments, I frequently use Linux. This is my fast assessment of the example before I explain what Linux can do (or do more effectively) than Windows cannot:

Linux IS a great operating system.
When I use Linux, I really like doing the following things:

Note: I refer to GNU/Linux when I say Linux (which is merely the kernel). All the Linux-compatible tools are provided by the GNU team. (We appreciate Ankan Adhikari's tip!

  • Pre-installed compilers for programmers!

The majority of Linux distributions come with pre-installed compilers, and installing the compilers and interpreters for many programming languages, such as C, C++ (GNU), Java, Python, Fortran, Golang, Assembly, and NodeJS, only requires a single line of command-line code. The icing on the cake is pre-installed git support. For Windows, you must download those compilers individually, which adds to the hassle of configuring them to work.

  • Lost your printer driver CD? No problem!

Unlike to Windows, practically all connected peripherals on Linux are plug-and-play. It's not necessary to download a tonne of drivers in order to make your peripherals functional. Cool! No?

Also, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I didn't need to install the AMD graphic card driver while playing a game (CS: Global Offensive) on Linux Mint for the first time. It automatically recognized the dedicated card and performed well! (My laptop has two GPUs: an AMD Radeon R7 and an Intel HD 520).

  • Customization at its peak!

Tired of using your computer? Get a new one with just one Terminal command!
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You can set up your Linux desktop however you like. Totally. Your operating system can fly as far as it can without worrying about resource management or performance degradation thanks to a piece of software called Compiz.

  • Say goodbye to viruses and spyware!

Have you ever thought about the lack of Linux-specific antivirus software? since they don't actually need one! There aren't many viruses in Linux-land! Yep, you read that accurately. The majority of viruses are built as batch files or executable files in VBScript, C, or C++. Some files will not function properly under Linux, thus security is required. Linux is highly praised for the additional levels of security it provides for your server files (in the form of user access control). This explains why Linux is the most popular operating system for use on servers and supercomputers. If you're not sure which antivirus programme to use, look into ClamAV.

  • Linux is for lazy guys!

Your system can be automated to perform tasks on your behalf. For instance, after your OS boots up, you may develop a Python script to read the contents of your Gmail inbox, delete the pointless messages, and reply to your friends (using the message you wrote) in a matter of seconds! Also, you can set up many apps to carry out tasks at various intervals of time.

  • One-minute software installations!

Imagine you wish to use Code::Blocks to programme in C++ (an IDE). You only need to open your Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), type the following command, and press Enter:

install codeblocks using sudo apt-get

I'm done now! You've installed the application and are now prepared to code. Well, you already know how it works on Windows (not to mention the hassle of associating the correct compiler with their respective software).

Edit: Linux also advises you to correct the package name inside the Terminal if you don't have the package installed or if you spelt it incorrectly, as Salman Sourav advised.

  • Full control over the OS!

You have complete control over what is going on in your system. There is no risk of hidden programmers, adware, junkware, or 250 unknown processes running in the background. You have complete control over your computer. Furthermore, because Linux is open-source, you can adapt any current programmed to suit your needs.

  • No restarts after updates or software install!

Sure, this might not be a game changer (or maybe! ), but it's worth mentioning. After installing new software or Windows updates, you may need to restart your computer. This is not true of Linux. Almost all new upgrades or modifications to the operating system are reflected in real time, without the need to reboot.

  • Access Windows drive like a breeze!

You may simply access your Windows drive from your Linux drive if you have both Linux and Windows installed (dual boot) on the same system but on distinct drives. Without external assistance, the inverse may not be achievable.

  • Boot on the go!

Finally, but not least. Linux allows you to boot your operating system (Live USB) directly from a pen-drive on any machine (or thumb-drive). This is extremely useful if you have a presentation and have left your laptop at home!

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