The presence of Linux has expanded a lot. From servers up to desktops. Linux has gotten a bigger user market that includes not just web developers or programmers but also regular users. Maybe you wonder the reasons.
Well, if you are looking for an operating system or just don’t know yet so much about it, here you have 6 reasons to choose Linux.
Linux is free
Linux is really accessible to everybody. It’s not needed to pay for it and its updates. From the basic software for regular users to the advanced one for business, the policy is the same, free!
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Linux vs Unix is not the same thing. Linux is a kernel, a core of an operating system that needs a package to be complete. There are plenty of Linux distros that, together with additional elements, make Linux an entire OS. On the other hand, you have Unix, an older and complete OS that has changed significantly over time. Now there are billions of devices with a version of Linux (computers, Android smartphones, embedded devices, etc.) and billions of gadgets with Unix (Mac computers, iPads, servers and more).
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Linux’s popularity has definitely grown, and with it, malware creators’ interest to attack it. Linux, just like the other operating systems, is vulnerable to viruses. And it’s better to accept it and take measures to keep our devices and data safe.
Linux viruses by years
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There are many commands that you can use on Linux, but just a few are that simple and yet useful as the Nslookup command. Small, fast, and handy, it is just a few lines from answering your questions about a domain.
Nslookup, what is it?
The name of Nslookup breaks down to ns for nameserver and lookup for querying it. Nslookup is a software with a command-line interface that you can use from the Terminal and check domains, devices/IP addresses, or DNS records. You can use it on Linux, of course, but it is also available on macOS and even Windows.
It comes pre-installed on most of the Linux distros, so you don’t need to download it yourself. Network admins like it because it is small, easy to use, and additional options can modify the query by choosing a port, timeout period, and more. The answers that the Nslookup command provides are simple and clean.
By default, you will get IP address (if you checked domain) or domain (for reverse lookup), and it will show you if the answer came from authoritative or non-authoritative server. If you need more detailed answers and statistics, you can later use another software as an addition.
If you need more detailed information, we suggest you to take a look at this article about Nslookup commands.
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A big advantage of Linux is its flexibility. There is a distribution for everyone. No matter if you are a newbie or an expert.
Today, we will go around distros for beginners. That means, easy to use, those with enough built-in drivers for people without so much experience, looking for out-of-the-box solutions.
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