Salient Features of Linux Operating System
Linux operating systems has world wide use. It’s the operating system used by more than 95% of the world’s supercomputers. World's leading IT companies like Google, Facebook, Netflix use Linux extensively. Android OS is another flavour of Linux OS.
Following are the important features of Linux Operating System:
① Multitasking: several programs run at the same time.
② Multiuser : several users can work on the same server machine at the same time (and no two-user licenses!).
③ Multi-platform: runs on many different CPUs, not just Intel.
④ Multiprocessor/multi-threading: it has native kernel support for multiple independent threads of control within a single process memory space.
⑤ Protected Memory Process: It has memory protection between processes, so that one program can't bring the whole system down.