Features of Linux

Features of Linux

Following are some of the important features of Linux Operating System.

       Portable

                   Portability means software’s can works on different types of hardware’s in same way. Linux kernel and application programs support their installation on any kind of hardware platform.

Open Source

                  Linux source code is freely available and it is community based development project. Multiple team’s works in collaboration to enhance the capability of Linux operating system and it is continuously evolving.

Multi-User

                  Linux is a multiuser system means multiple users can access system resources like memory/ ram/ application programs at same time.

Multiprogramming

                   Linux is a multiprogramming system means multiple applications can run at same time.

Shell

                  Linux provides a special interpreter program which can be used to execute commands of the operating system. It can be used to do various types of operations, call application programs etc.

Security

                 Linux provides user security using authentication features like password protection/ controlled access to specific files/ encryption of data.

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