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).
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
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.
Linux Mint vs Linux Ubuntu is a debate that does not have an end. Yes, both Linux distros are great, but which is better? Can this answer even be provided? Both are mature OSes in their 20 version and have a great interface. The core is the same (kernel 5.4) with just small differences. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and can use everything made for it.
We can’t start this blog without going back to the beginning of everything. In this article, we will see the whole history of Linux. What was there before it? Who is the creator of Linux? How did the name Linux come to be?