Before moving towards the depth of Linux. it is important to know that what is Linux and which things make it very success operating system now a days.Here we are trying to cover all these fields.
Linux :- Linux is popular,freely distributable and Unix based operating system, Linus Torvalds, a young man studying computer science at the university of Helsinki, thought it would be a good idea to have some sort of freely avaliable academic version of UNIX, and started coding for this.Torvalds developed an operating system that exceeded Minix standards.a contraction of Linus' Minix and he named it Linux.
Features of Linux :-
1. The user interface
2. Future Prospect
3. Linux Flavours
The user interface
Is it difficult to use :- Well nothing is difficult for human but this statement depends on how you do efforts to solve your problem.Linux is an ideal OS for power-users and programmers because it was developed and still enhancing by such people. If we will see that linux is the package of programmers required applicatios, compilers, libraries , development and debugging tools are present in it.The C-compiler is included for free, all the documentation with examples and manuals are there. Switching between Unix and linux is natural thing.
Even reputated companies RedHat, SuSe and Mandrake have sprung up, providing packeged Linux distributions suitable for mass consumption.