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5 Things That Make Linux Great

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Have you ever heard of or considered using Linux? Here are five reasons to give it a look for your desktop or server.

Over the past 15 years or so, Linux has gained worldwide acceptance as a first-rate server operating system but do you know why? It's because Linux can also be used as a Desktop operating system, like Windows, on your personal computer at home or in the office. This article gives you a look at the five biggest reasons why you should take a look at Linux for yourself or your business.

1. Linux is Free.

That can almost stand on its own but I'll elaborate on this point a bit. Linux is free to download, customize, use and even redistribute as long as you comply with its licensing caveats in the Gnu Public License (GPL). This one fact makes it thousands of dollars cheaper than any commercial operating system.

2. Linux is Stable.

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