What is Linux ?

 

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  • Linux is a Unix computer OS assembled under the model of free and opensource development and distribution.
  • Free means free , you can download free, use free, and also free to sell it for a profit (we can access and customize source code for your own needs).
  •  The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernal  first released on 5 October 1991, by Linus Torvalds (a young Finnish then-university student).

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  • He announced his project in USENET group and asking for interested parties to take a look and contribute to this project.
  • Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for Intel x86-based personal computers.  the Android system in wide use on mobile devices is built on the Linux kernel.
  •  Typically Linux is packaged in a format known as a Linux distribution for desktop and server use.
  • Some popular mainstream Linux distributions include Debian (and its derivatives such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Fedora and CentOS), Mandriva/Mageia, openSUSE (commercial OS – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server), and Arch Linux.

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  • Linux is a freeware, hence, it’s a toy.
  • In our website, we will focus to Redhat (CentOS, Fedora) and Ubuntu which are most popular Linux Distributions in the world.

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