This is one’s Open Source knowledge base.
If one had to explain – what is the difference between Open Source and Closed Source software – one would say – Open Source software is (usually) made with love. <3
Love or not – capitalism keeps spinning faster and faster – and GNU Linux is simply:
- high quality software made, tested, documented and administrated with love and care by technology enthusiasts who believe technology can be used for good (and it is used for good by most of it’s user)
- Open Source respects the user’s privacy
- secure, robust, resilient, reliable (to the extend that it is “boring”, “boring” = “good”, boring software = good software, unreliable hard- or software or security problems = hacked = stress = bad to the extend that it will threaten the survival of jobs, companies and economies)
- fast & efficient (Debian 11 uses 512MB of RAM)
- easy to install and use (Debian)
- runs on almost all hardware (Debian)
- “FOSS means that effort is shared across organizations and lowers maintenance costs significantly” (src: comment by JohnFOSS on itsfoss.com)
- it will make the user think differently
- it also has it’s pitfalls, like accidentally deleting billions of files, with no way of bringing em back.
- free as in freedom – not as in free beer
- but: it will also cost some time and occasional dataloss (have snapshots & backups of those snapshots!)
So there is really no reason not to boot it.
Give it a plug & “it-just-works”-test-drive with super fast Debian based IdealLinux boot stick: (new improved version that comes with lvm2):
PS: But yes – also love needs some effort to keep it stable, secure, safe, up to date and running (maintenance).
This OpenSource KnowledgeBase is dedicated to empower you to use OpenSource software – that treat its users fair and protect your privacy.