||Linux isn't a new operating system, it has been around since the early 1990s. Since it was developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991, it has gone through some significant changes.
Linux is a derivative of the Unix operating system, consequently it is very stable, reliable and runs well on nearly all computer hardware. Linux does not require the
large amounts of ram and other system resources to run efficiently compared to MS Windows.
Almost 70% of the web servers in the world are running on some type of Linux or Unix, and none of these servers are affected by the worms and viruses that continuously plague MS Windows servers. As a result, system administrators do not need to spend countless hours applying seemingly endless security patches to their Linux servers as they now do with servers running MS Windows.