I need some information about Linux before I install it to my laptop pc. I have heard that Linux operating system does not need an Anti-virus and it is automatically protected from virus. This is the reason I have been actually thinking of installing Linux, however I need to be confirmed whether it is true or not. Please someone verify it and let me know if it is true.
I have a really ancient laptop that has windows 95 and 60 Mb ram memory. How can I install Linux in that? Is there any Linux distro that runs in 60 Mb ram? I tried puppy but they couldn't even start. I got a message: kernel panic, cannot synchronize or something. I can't increase the ram memory because it is really old.
My usual task in computer is browsing internet, using engineering type programs such as mat lab, solid works, ansys, open office etc. Now I want to change my operating system to Linux from windows. What type of features will I get using Linux operating system?
Will I have any difficulties using those programs in Linux?