This is a question I was asked recently that what are the coolest things you can do on Linux but not on windows and mac. Since I don’t have just one answer, I made a list of the things I thought about and emailed it to my friends… then I thought I could post it here and don’t worry. serve as a reference for later. You are free to make additions to this list!
Here are some of the coolest things you can do on Linux but not on windows and mac
1. Update legally and without paying.
2. Get the latest versions of the operating system that run faster without touching the hardware.
3. Easily install and run different GUIs if I don’t like the default configuration.
4. Install around twenty programs with a single command.
5. Have a system that automatically updates programs already installed.
6. Distribute copies of my operating system and the programs that run on it without violating any law, government, ethics or morals, because everything has been planned in this direction.
7. Have full control of the hardware installed on my machine and know that there are no backdoors in my software, installed there by unscrupulous publishers or by the government.
8. Operate without using anti-virus, anti-adware or spyware protection, not having to restart my machine for months while always receiving the latest security patches.
9. Operate without having to defragment my hard drive, ever!
10. Try some software, decide I don’t like it, uninstall it and know that it doesn’t leave traces in the registry, accumulate there and slow down my machine.
11. Being able to make a huge mistake that requires a complete reinstallation of my system and be able to do it in less than an hour, because I put all my data on a separate partition from the operating system and programs.
12. To be able to start my system with great effects, as nice as those of Vista, on a machine which is 3 years old… in less than 40 seconds, identification time included (username + password).
13. Being able to configure everything I want legally, including my favorite programs. I can even contact the developers of the relevant software to ask questions, give them ideas, and get involved in building or developing the current version if I feel like it.
14. Have more than 4 word processing windows open, listen to music, play with desktop graphics effects, be in touch with a large friendly community and have Firefox, my instant messenger and my email client open at the same time. time without the system starting to run so slowly that it would become unusable.
15. Use the command dpkg –get-selections> pkg.list to get the exhaustive and detailed list of all the software I have installed, make a backup of my / etc and / home directories on another partition and thus be able to restore my system anytime, easily.
16. Run multiple desktops at the same time, or even allow multiple users to log in and use the machine at the same time.
17. Resize a hard drive partition without having to destroy it and lose the data it contains.
18. Being able to use the same hardware for over 5 years before it really needs to be replaced… I still have hardware that is almost 10 years old, running Linux, and still useful.
19. To be able to surf the Internet while the OS is installed!
20. Use just about any hardware knowing the driver is already present in the operating system … thus eliminating the need to search the manufacturer’s site to find that driver.
21. Obtain the source code for virtually anything, including the operating system kernel or most of my applications. I could still add more, but I think it’s already not bad!
I noticed these some of the coolest things that Linux users can do while using Linux operating system. If you think there are some more cool things let me know in the comment box.