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What is Linux? I hear it a lot on these forums but I really don't get what it is at all....
09-19-2008, 08:09 PM #1
09-19-2008, 09:13 PM #2
Have you done a Google search on it?
09-19-2008, 09:57 PM #3
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09-19-2008, 10:40 PM #4
hahaha ok I'm sorry. I was just wondering.
09-19-2008, 10:40 PM #5
Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.
Last edited by Broomhead; 09-19-2008 at 10:44 PM.
09-28-2008, 10:53 AM #6
05-23-2010, 09:58 PM #7
i would like to know the same thing. i have very little knowledge of this stuff and would like to learn more. i dont really "get" linux... or even the unix thing.
05-23-2010, 09:59 PM #8
12-21-2010, 09:14 PM #9
It's an open source OS. When some software for Mac and PC you have to pay for, or just get trials of, everything on Linux is completely free. It's basically a conglomeration of developers making applications for the greater good. It allows the user to have much more control over their system. It's also good for starting out devs to get a feeling for writing programs and such on, since there is so much open source support, and a big community to help. A lot of people prefer it to Windows or Mac because it's much more to the point, not as much fluff.
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