Here’s a short introduction to Linux for beginners! (For the geeks out there, yes, some of this is going to be simplified).
What is Linux? It’s an operating system (the software that runs your computer). Microsoft makes Windows, Apple makes Mac OS X, and Linux is open-source, which means it’s made by… anyone who wants to make it! It’s free, easier to use than Windows 8, runs faster on older computers than modern versions of Windows, and best of all, you don’t really have to worry about viruses!