People often ask me why I use Linux, and the answer is simple: it allows me to do things my way. I don’t have to rely on whoever made my computer to provide me with an operating system that meets my needs; I can choose from a wide variety of distributions, each of which offers a different set of features and options. And if I don’t like any of the existing distributions, I can create my own.
Linux is also highly customizable. I can tailor my environment to exactly match my workflow and preferences. Want a desktop that looks and feels like macOS? No problem. Prefer a more traditional Windows-like interface? That’s easy to arrange as well. And if I want something completely different, there are plenty of unusual options available.
But perhaps the most important reason I use Linux is that it provides me with a level of control and transparency that simply isn’t possible with other operating systems. With Linux, I know exactly what’s going on under the hood. If something goes wrong, I can usually track down the cause and fix it myself. And if I want to add or remove features, I can do so without having to obtain permission from anyone else.
Don’t get me wrong: Linux isn’t perfect. It can be challenging to set up, and some hardware doesn’t work with it as well as it does with other operating systems. But for me, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Linux gives me the freedom to do things my way, and that’s why I’ll continue to use it for years to come.