You have heard about Linux, you can even be a developer who knows “open source”, but never used Linux as a server operating system or desktop operating system. Instead of imposing on you the usual reasons Linux excels, here are six simple and simple reasons why you need to learn Linux.
It was used in the Matrix
I know that you saw the Matrix, and let’s face it, it’s just awesome. Trinity knows Nmap. Some of the work screens you saw were the Linux command line or GUI. Learn Linux and you can do cool things as they did in The Matrix. Use Linux on your desktop and create one of the most amazing and unique desktop design mockups known to man. The flexibility is amazing.
This is the last “real” community boundary. What do I mean by that? It’s simple, on Linux almost everything depends on the community. The software is free, and the initiative is to improve the operating system. This means that you can learn from other developers in the community and you never have to buy the “updated” or “next” version of the operating system. It is open, if you contribute to the community, it can contribute ten times.
It will increase your geek kung fu
Seriously, EVERYTHING is now a “geek” these days. It seems that only using the Internet now classifies you as a geek. Well, learning Linux gives you real self-confidence – it’s complicated, flexible, open, and primarily controlled from the command line. Your friends running Windows or OSX cannot say this.
This is the most popular server OS on the Internet and continues to grow.
Open source is a movement that began several years ago but is only now really gaining popularity in the technology industry. Linux offers low-cost servers that can run in almost all major web development languages (even sometimes in c #). With the advent of cloud computing, the Linux market share is growing rapidly. Know Linux, and you will become the best freelancer or will be more “hired” for potential employers.
Configurable… as much or as little as you want. Linux is the open-source operating system from which all other major open-source projects are built. OSX is built on BSD / Unix; Google Android operating system is based on Linux; even newer versions of Windows servers are designed to be easier to launch, like Linux.