can use Linux as Server Os or as stand alone Os on your PC. (But it is best
suited for Server.) As a server Os it provides different services/network
resources to client. Server Os must be:
- High Performance
Linux offers all of the above characteristics plus its Open Source and Free
OS. So Linux can be used as:
(1) On stand alone
workstation/PC for word processing, graphics, software development,
internet, e-mail, chatting, small personal database management system etc.
(2) In network environment as:
(A) File and Print or
Share the data, Connect the expensive device like printer and share it, e-mail
within the LAN/intranet etc are some of the application.
(B) Linux sever cab be connected to Internet, So that PC's on
intranet can share the internet/e-mail etc. You can put your web sever that run
your web site or transmit the information on the internet.
So you can use Linux for:
- Personal Work
- Web Server
- Software Development Workstation
- Workgroup Server
- In Data Center for various server activities such as FTP, Telnet, SSH,
Web, Mail, Proxy, Proxy Cache Appliance etc