Open source software
Linux OS review
Operating systems of popular companies could be installed in a PC in less than an hour because they are generally sold in the form of a CD with an instruction booklet, which makes installation simpler. The only skill that a person must possess in this case is to know how to read instruction manual. But Linux was not designed so in those days.
To install Linux, one needs to have special expertise on how computers work. These people with special expertise are termed “Gurus”. But later on, companies like Red Hat became successful in their goal that anyone can install Linux OS by just following a set of simple instructions. Even though it can be installed in a similar fashion like the operating systems, it still has the “Gurus” image.
Since Linux was available as an open source software, many people from around the world began writing programs that could run in Linux. Many developers aided in the success of Linux as an OS by writing drivers for video cards, sound cards and other gadgets inside and outside the computer that Linux could use. Linux is a stable and versatile operating system. It is more stable particularly in the case of Network Servers.
It has gained its place as a web server and in corporate networks because of its negligible down-time. It provides easy deployment of new applications by a comprehensive application development portfolio. The portfolio includes the LAMP stack and scripting languages such as Eclipse IDE and PHP, debugging tools and tuning tools. It’s equipped with advanced caching technologies that let anyone scale as his wish without adding further complexities.
The major pro for a Linux server is its support and maintenance for all packages shipped. The package may be anything like cloud services, middleware, web applications or enterprise applications.