Introduction to Linux

Linux is an open source operating system.

Main features of Linux are given below.

  1. Developed in C and assembly language
  2. Open source
  3. Widely used in servers (Since it is free!)
  4. Android OS is built on the top of Linux kernel
  5. POSIX compliant – POSIX is an IEEE standard for operating system compatibility.
  6. Linux Kernel was developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991.

Linux is packaged in the form of distributions. The prominent distributions of Linux are –

  1. UBUNTU
  2. Debian
  3. Linux Mint
  4. Fedora
  5. Redhat – Commercial
  6. Suse – Commercial

In fact, anyone can distribute their own version of Linux since it is an open source software released under GPL.

Though Linux is not popular among dektop users, its use is gaining momentum due to new features being added in popular distributions like UBUNTU.

 

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