Linux is also a Operating System. Lets Get Deep in it.
Linux is an operating system mostly used by big companies, hackers, software developers, Pentesters (Ethical Hackers) etc.
Linux has all the tools installed, that will help you in Hacking
One Important Thing, You Have to understand about Virtual machines and then use Linux for your safety
Virtualization is a whole computer concept unto itself, at least on the server/enterprise/big-fancy-corporate level. For home users, talk about "virtual machines" generally refers to x86 virtualization.Basically, it's software that allows an entire operating system (the "guest") to run on another OS (the "Host"), whether in a container window, or full-screen, or in what's sometimes called a "seamless" mode, where just one application is run from the "guest".
To Use Virtual machines you can download Virtual Box
To Download Virtual Box Just Google
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There are many types of Linux
TOP 5 Used By Hackers
- Kali Linux (Update Of BackTrack)
- BackBox Linux
- Knoppix STD
I Recommend You Kali Linux It has all the tools you need. But Still its your choice
Linux is an Open Source OS and it has great power and ability