Why Do Programmers Prefer Linux?2 min read

Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution.

Why do many programmers prefer Linux instead of Windows or MacOS?

Every programmer needs to ask themselves several questions about their development environment which, when correctly answered, can make the job much easier in the long run. One of the questions that need to be considered is which operating system to use for programming. While certainly not the only choice, Linux is a fantastic platform for programmers. Programmers prefer Linux for its versatility, security, power, and speed.

For example to build their own servers. Linux can do many tasks similar or in specific cases better than Windows or Mac OS X. (For example good management of memory consumption in Linux Web Servers, security networks, etc) This is also one of the reasons for why it is preferred more. Customization and Unix compatible environment is also the main advantage of Linux. Intermediate and advanced programmers prefer comfortable and hack-able system and these features are all available in Linux. Several other important features of Linux, that is preferred by most of the programmers, are built-in package manager, Strong Unix paths for files (not backspaces), strict case sensitive for files and directories, availability of multiple destroy without restrictions of copyrights, big and awesome community around the world, continuous feedback and many more. Most importantly, Linux is Free and Open Source which is obviously one of its most amazing feature liked by everyone. Similar many other cool reasons make Linux to be preferred instead of Windows and Mac OS.

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