Linux operating systems are free and open source. They work really well for the people who want to use a comparatively low priced OS in order to establish their network. Linux is used in most of the server networks. Linux was established to be used a secure OS which helps in supporting the working of even the major networks. More over any Linux Operating system can be installed to number of PCs without having to extend the licensing. The extensive licensing from Microsoft and weak system security makes it an undesirable choice for the networks.
Linux distribution or GNU Linux distribution is a software distribution used over the Linux Kernel. This software contains many user applications like database applications, media players and spread sheets. Linux distribution is however not only server specific but it is also possible for the desktop users to deploy it. This distribution system allows for establishing unlimited computers in a network without having to seek further license. This makes it inexpensive to build a network. Moreover the security attached to using Linux distribution is much more than that of Windows. The Linux distribution provides enough flexibility to the network administrators to change and modify the code. Linux distribution is the combination of the Linux kernel and many software applications. The network utilities required for Linux distribution are Apache HTTP server, X window system and GNOME.
Working of Mac in Network
The current Mac operating system is known as Mac OS X which is further divided into many versions. Try to establish the Mac X network using system preferences network. This is simple and users friendly application which allows the network administrator to modify, use and control the network settings. NPP or network preference panel has many components for example it has location Pop us menu, a Lock icon and an apply button. Suppose you choose an Active Network Port you reach at appoint where you get a list of existing port configuration. Then select the interface config and try to use it. it s entirely on your choice to choose the desired interface. Clicking the duplicate would generate an alert with a pre defined name. Then choose from among the configurations like aliases or PPPoE. In case you select alias configuration, that means your dealing with TCP/IP tab for the duplicate equipment support. However in case you select PPPoE one has to deal directly with the PPPoE, thus you do not need to modify the TCP/IP tab. Therefore a secure network can be established by incorporating Linux operating systems. Once you have established a network using Linux operating system you have full control over the network. You can access help form local programmers without consulting the help directly from the company. The Linux systems can run unlimited software’s and thus you have the freedom to share resources such as printers and scanners by using software’s.
Advantages of using Linux in Network
The first and the fore most advantage of deploying a network with Linux is that it offers an administrator full control over the network. It is easier for him to modify and change the code whenever possible. Moreover he can fight with the security risks well. He can change and alter the code if he finds an intruder watching and trying to break the code. Moreover the management and reliability of the network is increased. The Linux OS is relatively simple for the network administrators and inexpensive to use. It offers stability and viable system security. Linux Os is also compatible with many software’s and processors. Therefore the network administrators do not find the difficulty in installing Linux and using it.