What is linux


What is LINUX?

Technically speaking, Linux is the Kernel; the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating systems: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux.

Its under developement since 1991, started by Linus Torvalds.


Why use Linux?


  • Most distributions are free
  • Open-source (Completely customizable)
  • Portable to nearly any hardware platform
  • Highly scalable to lots of cores, or lots of memory
  • Highly efficient, therefore useful for computaion
  • Robust and proven security model
  • includes a complete development environment

More info at Linux.com

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