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Linux. Danielle Gatsos MCDM Com 585. What is Linux?. An open source operating system. Open source means that unlike Windows, Linux is customizable. Linus Torvalds. Linus Torvalds. Created Linux as a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

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Danielle GatsosMCDMCom 585


What is Linux?


An open source operating system.


Open source means that unlike Windows, Linux is customizable.


Linus Torvalds


Linus Torvalds

Created Linux as a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland.


In 1994 Torvalds released the Linux Kernel.


In 1994 Torvalds released the Linux Kernel.

This is the heart of all Linux systems and is developed and released under the GNU General Public License.


Thousands of programmers began working to enhance Linux,

This is the heart of all Linux systems and is developed and released under the GNU General Public License.

And the OS grew and improved rapidly and freely.


Contributors are encouraged to add to the kernel,


Contributors are encouraged to add to the kernel,

provided that they keep their contributions free.


Linux is now a main alternative for proprietary Unix and Microsoft Systems…


As an operating system its typical applications are:


As an operating system its typical applications are:

Task Scheduling

Memory Management

Disk Management


As an operating system its typical applications are:

Task Scheduling

Network Management

Memory Management

Security Management

Disk Management

Other I/O services manager:

keyboard, mouse, video, printers, etc.


Linux is successful because it is

Freely distributed


Linux is successful because it is

Functional

Freely distributed


Linux is successful because it is

Adaptable

Functional

Freely distributed


Linux is successful because it is

Robust

Adaptable

Functional

Freely distributed


It has been adopted worldwide as a server platform.


It has been adopted worldwide as a server platform.

And desktop use is on the rise.


At the Linux collaboration Summit in April 2010 it was announced that the next frontier Linux is a mass produced mobile platform.


Currently Linux can be installed of a variety of computer hardware including embedded devices (such as mobile phones, smartphones and wristwatches) to mainframes and computers.


View a Linux Commercial Here.


Download the Live Linux CD Knoppix Here. Suitable for Linux beginners.


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