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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.
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    Question What Is It?
    What is Linux? I hear it a lot on these forums but I really don't get what it is at all.
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    Have you done a Google search on it?

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    hahaha ok I'm sorry. I was just wondering.

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    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.
    http://ipodlinuxinstl.sourceforge.net/
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    Ok I get that it's a seperate operating system, but how is it different? And what exactly does Unix mean? (YES I have done a google search but still dont get it)
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    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.

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    Wow old thread. Linux is an operating system just like OSX or Windows.

    It is more "straight to the point" and less "pretty". No fancy UI.

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    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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