Migration to open source—a personal experience
One of the most prominent examples of OS software collaboration is development, porting and extensive deployment of Linux kernel. It proudly runs on the top ten fastest super computers and nearly the entire Web infrastructure. Linux geared towards desktop usage has X Window System (notably Gnome, KDE, XFCE) and package management systems (Debian, Arch Linux, Red Hat etc.) collectively called as a Linux Distribution or a Distro. Importantly, Linux is inherently secure, scalable as well as free from any vendor lock in. However, this write up does not address the naming controversies between GNU or Linux.
This reviewer started with BASIC and COBOL on 486 based processors and migrated to Microsoft Windows after desktop computing became affordable. MS Windows was and still remains a magnet for viruses, trojans and other malicious software despite it’s advertised “firewalls” and “virus scans” for security. This being closed