› Tech › Comparison, Linux, OS Linux – Far better than before Linux is far better than before now for a desktop environment. Its use of GUI mode with earlier text only mode has helped many person to think of the Linux system. Its use of GUI installer (Ubuntu-Synaptic, Fedora-Yum), which can resolve all dependencies is very helpful for users. It is very difficult to understand the files/applications it requires to fulfill the dependencies.Linux comes free of cost. It provides good security against viruses and other malicious programs thats also free of cost. Linux is built like this. Linux is like a gift to old PC. My system only have 156+128 MB of RAM. On WinXP, I was finding difficult to work with Anti-Virus installed. On Ubuntu it is easy to work. It is far better performance wise.Linux need to be more better in the area of Desktop Environment. Linux still used mostly for Server environment. Few of the common applications like good music player are not come prepackaged with Operating System. I am using Ubuntu. I need to do good hard work to get it working for DAT file, mp3 and other type of media. For making it work, you need to have Internet connection. This is also a problem. Few Linux are having lots of Software bundled with the package. In this case Internet connection for update is less required.Linux can play better job on Home PC. PC can become cheaper with Linux as an Operating System. With the greater penetration of Internet, trying Linux is not so difficult. Large companies are funding aggressively to Open Source projects and Linux is one of the project many large IT organization are paying attention to. IBM and Sun Microsystem two of the companies spending a lot on Open Source projects.With the coming of like of Ubuntu Linux distribution, more and more Home PC will install Linux on their machine. Ubuntu focuses on easy installation, ease of use for average user. generally Linux used to be on server System. For server, organization hire System Admin to mange the platform. and the same is not possible for Home PC user.Source Wikipedia:Ubuntu's goals include providing an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease-of-installation. Ubuntu has been selected by readers of desktoplinux.com as the most popular Linux distribution for the desktop, claiming approximately 30% of their desktop installations in both 2006 and 2007.