Do you know why real hackers prefer Linux distro over Mac, Windows and other operating systems ? Maybe we can say the availability of many\u00a0hacking tools\u00a0and\u00a0the open-source\u00a0nature of Linux is the main reason that compels hackers to use Linux. But it's not: Hackers choose Linux because of a lot of reasons. In this article we are going to list those reasons: Why do real hackers use Linux? First of all who is a hacker? A hacker is someone who seeks and\u00a0exploits\u00a0weaknesses in a\u00a0computer system\u00a0or computer network and gains\u00a0unauthorized access\u00a0to your data.Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, enjoyment or to evaluate those weaknesses to assist in removing them.Maybe we can say a\u00a0hacker\u00a0is a "clever programmer". Because a real\u00a0hacker always\u00a0enjoys learning details of a\u00a0programming language\u00a0or\u00a0system. Because they love doing\u00a0programming\u00a0rather than theorizing it. So from the above point, it's clear that a hacker\u00a0must need an\u00a0operating system that provides the maximum security to test their skills and one which makes them more secure to do their activities on it. So which is the\u00a0favourite operating system of hackers: Do\u00a0Windows\u00a0or\u00a0Mac\u00a0provide that kind of features? Of course not they\u00a0are busy spying their users. So whats hackers' next choice \u2014 Yes! definitely Linux. So, that's\u00a0why\u00a0real hackers prefer Linux\u00a0\u2014 to test their\u00a0programming skills\u00a0in a secure environment. Now how to become a hacker? Hacking is an art mixed with knowledge and dedication. So if any one asks me : "How can I become a hacker?" The answer is one simply can't become a hacker : You must know to learn\u00a0how to program\u00a0\u2014\u00a0Important programming languages for hackers.Next master in Linux kernel: learn\u00a0how to use Linux.Learn\u00a0how to use the World Wide Web\u00a0and\u00a0write HTML. If you like to learn how to use Linux without loosing Windows, then go for dual booting. Dual booting means installing two operating system, here Linux and Windows, which works independently in same PC. I think dual booting may help beginners who like to become hacker to enter the Linux world without leaving Windows. Checkout one example \u2014\u00a0How to dual boot Kali Linux and Windows. Also checkout \u2014\u00a05 things to do before dual booting Linux with Windows. Again back to why real hackers prefer Linux distro: All\u00a0types of hackers\u00a0or hacking groups like\u00a0Anonymous, Lizard Squad, etc uses Linux for hacking purposes. These\u00a0hackers Linux\u00a0choice\u00a0clearly says the power of Linux over the world. Apart from hacking Linux also powers almost all supercomputers running today. Why Real Hackers Prefer Linux Over Other OS? 1. Open Source Do hackers use windows ?, Do hackers use a mac ? - No, real hackers use Linux because Linux is\u00a0a\u00a0free and open-source\u00a0software\u00a0development and distribution. What's open-source software? \u2014 software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Having a Linux distribution is like having a fully controlled personal OS. Because\u00a0Linux source code\u00a0is at your fingertips as you can easily modify the source code of Linux distro\u00a0according to your need and also the most of the applications that run on this operating system are also of open source which makes more benefit. Neither Windows nor Mac gives you this type of power as Linux provides. 2. Don't need to restart periodically After a software installation or after a Windows update your PC always asks to restart to make it fully functional. \u00a0Hackers didn't use that type of OS which requires a frequent reboot after each software installation. So hackers choose Linux which doesn\u2019t need to be rebooted periodically to maintain performance levels. 3. Normal system configuration System configuration is not a big deal in Linux, you can run Linux on any computer \u2014 from a low-cost PC to a supercomputer. Laptops\/PC which is available today with normal system configuration is good to run a Linux distro. 4.\u00a0Don't freeze up or slows down due to memory leaks This will be a notable feature of Linux. Another reason why hackers use Linux is unlike Windows or Mac, Linux doesn't\u00a0need to be rebooted periodically to maintain performance levels, and also it doesn\u2019t freeze up or slow down over time due to memory leaks and such things. 5. Portable Another plus point of using Linux is its portability. One can use Linux distros along with Windows or Mac or any other OS without being installed. Yes, Linux always with you where ever you go :) Because almost all Linux distro have Live booting feature. So you can get into any PC without installing Linux into it. You just need a downloaded Linux distro ISO file stored in your USB flash drive or CD\/DVD. 6. Easy & fast installation May be difficult for beginners. For hackers, Linux is handy \u2014 because hackers always switch their OS occasionally and Linux distros are always easy to install. And Linux installs faster than other operating systems.\u00a0 Also, the boot time of this operating system is faster than some of the operating system. 7.\u00a0Compatibility Linux distros support\u00a0all the Unix software packages and can support all the common file formats in it. Even you can run Windows software with the help of a good emulator. 8.\u00a0Multitasking Linux is designed to do many things at the same time. Unlike Windows it won't\u00a0hang up or slow down other works while copying or transferring files from your PC \u2014\u00a0and also, many much more work can easily be done on it without disturbing any primary processes. 9. Network Friendliness The\u00a0Linux is open-source and contributed by the team over the internet network, hence it very effectively manages to network over it and it also provides many libraries and commands that can be used to test network penetrations. Also, this operating system is more reliable and makes network backup faster than any other operating system. 10. Privacy &\u00a0Security Did you ever wonder why Linux doesn't requires an antivirus software ? We all use an additional antivirus program along with pre-installed Windows Defender \u2014 Why ? Because we don't trust Windows inbuilt antivirus. So we are concerned about our online security. On the other hand Linux doesn't requires an antivirus because\u00a0Linux is the most secure OS\u00a0as it has very fewer vulnerabilities. And the next important feature is\u00a0Linux comes along with security and privacy\u00a0\u2014 every hacker likes to remains in the dark, so being anonymous is an important agenda for every hacker. And with the help of some tools in Linux, a hacker can completely remain under the hood. Yes \u2014 now you will say \u2014 it is also possible in Windows by using a\u00a0good VPN service. But the truth is even\u00a0if you use\u00a0a good VPN you can't hide away from Windows spying eyes. So these are some reasons why Linux used for hacking. If you really want to become an ethical hacker\u00a0uninstall your Windows\u00a0and install a good advanced hacking Operating System or simply dual boot hacking Linux distro with Windows. If you know any other reason \u2014 why hackers love Linux, please let us know.