Complete step-by-step guide to Learning Linux for beginners and more advanced users Alvin Wells Author
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If you struggle with the above, and want to free yourself from the constant fear of losing data or having to take your computer in for the yearly clean up, Linux might be the perfect platform for you. Linux has evolved into one of the most reliable computer ecosystems on the planet. Combine that reliability with zero cost of entry and you have the perfect solution for a desktop platform.That's right, zero cost of entry...as in free. You can install Linux on as many computers as you like without paying a cent for software or server licensing (including costly Microsoft Client Access License – CALs).If you're a system administrator, working with Linux is a dream come true. No more daily babysitting servers. In fact, Linux is as close to set it and forget it as you will ever find. And, on the off chance, one service on the server requires restarting, re-configuring, upgrading, etc...most likely the rest of the server won't be affected.Linux is also distributed under an open source license. Open source follows the following key philosophies:The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others.The above are crucial to understanding the community that comes together to create the Linux platform. It is, without a doubt, an operating system that is by the people, for the people. These philosophies are also one of the main reasons a large percentage of people use Linux. It's about freedom and freedom of choice.

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