11 Myths About GNU/Linux Operating System
Linux is a best distribution for Server, Administration and Geeks. But when it comes to Desktop Computing, Linux is still far behind. Why? well when I asked the same question to myself I come to knew that there are a large number of prevalent myths about Linux. There I was forced to uncover the notion with the practical examples, and from now these myths would be history for you.
One of the most prevalent myth is – Linux means only text, matrix, no graphs.
Myth 1: Linux has no support for Image processing
Wrong! Look at the below screen-shot.
Myth 2: Linux can not do word processing
Wrong again. Give a close look at the below screen-shot.
Myth 3: Linux lacks well defined programming language Support
Well Linux is for low level coder and well defined general programming language has no support for Linux. Then what is this?
Myth 4: Linux has nothing of the genre called Games
what a core Low-Level Developer and geek will do with games. Why do not you check yourself.
Myth 5: Linux can not Play Music
Music is for those who free and geeks don’t have no time to listen music, hence no music playing. OK, then what the below screen shot tells you?
Myth 6: Linux can not play DVD
Video playing on Linux, it’s contradictory. Hahaha, see below.
Myth 7: Linux can not display regional/hindi fonts
Geeks know only one language and thus no regional language support on Linux. Well, I have nothing to say…
Myth 8: You can not chat on a Linux platform
When the hacker’s whose native OS is Linux, gets time to chat?. Give a second thought…
Myth 9: Linux can not process 3D
There are two types of development one is black and white text, other is graphics. Certainly Linux is meant for the prior group. Then what is this?
Myth 10: Linux don’t look cool
Linux is a land of coders, programmers, developers, hackers, hence nothing is cool about Linux, except a black screen with green text on it. Well, before you say this, tell me if windows or mac can do this, ever.
Myth 11: Linux is not very much Professional
Linux is Free and Open source, has no support from a company or developer, hence it is unprofessional. Are you serious? Below are the two screen shot of movies ‘Titanic‘ and ‘Avatar‘, both were developed in Linux.
So after going through this article, certainly some of the myths that would have been there, perhaps is lost, forever.
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