I’m sure most of you are wondering what a Linux Distro is, so let me explain.First, let me start off by saying that although this is not technically a review, it’s still in the review section because I’m too lazy to create a whole new category. Now, let me explain what Linux is: Linux is an open source kernel, and a kernel is “the most basic level or core of an operating system … responsible for resource allocation, file management, and security”(Dictionary definition). A kernel by itself if pretty much useless, so it has to be put with other software, such as a GUI(graphical user interface), all the software combined with the Linux kernel makes a Linux Distro, which is a complete operating system.
The first advantage of Linux Distros is the fact that they are based off an open source kernel. Open source simply means that the source code is available to everyone, which means that there are a lot of people who are looking for security bugs, so they generally get fixed very fast. Another advantage of the Linux Kernel is that modern versions support live kernel patching, meaning that they do not need to reboot to apply kernel updates, keeping them secure with zero downtime. If you hate watching the Windows update screen, Linux Distros are the way to go. Linux Distros generally also require less resources than Windows, meaning that they often run faster on older hardware that Windows may not even support.
If you love Windows and think you’ve never used anything else, then you’re most likely wrong. If you have an android phone or tablet, that’s Linux. Chromebooks also run Linux, and Google and YouTube servers run a version of Linux.