What is OS?
Before getting acquainted with the Linux OS, it’s good to first understand the definition of the operating system itself. The operating system, or more often called the OS, is the software that is responsible for managing the work of hardware and other software in a computer system. When the computer is turned on, this OS is run first. After the OS is run, then other software can be run.The operating system is also tasked with assisting other software in performing common core services, such as disk access, CPU management, memory management, and so on. The part of the operating system that helps software run these common core services is called the kernel.As we already know, there are many operating systems currently available. Besides Linux OS, several other operating systems that are also quite popular are Windows, Mac OS, Microsoft DOS, and Unix
operating system Linux
Linux OS is an operating system that uses the Linux kernel in it. One of the advantages of this Linux OS is that it is free and open source, so this operating system is free to use and develop.If you look at the history of its development, this OS was indeed created with the aim of being freely accessible to everyone. Basically, developers at that time often collided with existing OS regulations and licenses every time they made a project. From this problem the Linux developers got inspiration to develop an operating system that can be accessed freely.
Linux OS Advantages and Disadvantages
Just like any other system, Linux also has its own advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages of this OS is that it is free and open source access. With open source access, the developer community can help develop this one operating system. With the help of the developer community, these operating system errors can be quickly found and fixed.In addition, Linux OS is also famous for its high level of security. Apart from the very small number of viruses on Linux, this operating system is also known to be very strict in managing its security. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about getting a virus if you use this one OS!
Linux is also known for its very stable performance and light weight. If you use this OS will not crash or hang. But on the other side. This OS has its own weaknesses. The first requires special skills to be able to use this one operating system. This is because the installation and configuration process is quite difficult. And this operating system is rarely used on laptops, PCs and so on. And not a lot of software that supports linux. It’s not just software, many drives are not compatible with Linux. Basically, Linux is a little less supported by hardware manufacturers. The drivers that can be found on Linux today are a huge effort from the community trying to develop them.