What Are Some Linux Uses?

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I recently came across an article called “12 Unexpected Things That Exist Because Of Linux(by Dylan Love July 13, 2013). The author tells us that we “…use Linux every day but you don’t know it. It’s such a fundamental part of our lives…

Would you be surprised to learn that Linux is the system which runs the United States Air Traffic Control Center, controls bank web sites and nuclear submarines, is on the international space station, operates the fastest super-computers in the world, manages complete train systems, runs the New York Stock Exchange and that it even helps milk cows?

An article called Linux is Everywhere. We show you exactly where says that there are Linux-powered rifles, motorbikes, self-driving cars, alarm clocks, refrigerators, GPS devices and, the Hadron Collider.

Why Linux is better than WindowsEven though you now know that Linux is almost everywhere in the Internet universe, there are many people who have never heard of Linux. For people who have heard of Linux, there is frequent confusion about what it is. The previous article called What is Linux? may help answer any questions you have about Linux. Anyone considering a change from Windows also may wish to watch this YouTube Video called Linux Does What Win Don’t (Why Linux is better than Windows) by Spatry, which is a bit over thirteen minutes long.

This article is part of the Linux Series:
1) What Is Linux?
2) What Are Some Linux Uses? (this article)
3) Why I Use Linux…Security
4) What if Windows, Linux, or OS X Were Houses?
5) What if Windows, Linux, or OS X Were Cars?
6) Windows XP Support Ends-Install Linux
7) Preparation of Windows XP before Linux Installation
8) Installation of Linux

Next page=> Why I Use Linux…Security

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