Introduction to Linux

The Unix era

The Unix era The Unix operating system found its beginnings in MULTICS, which stands for Multiplexed Operating and Computing System. The MULTICS project began in the mid 1960s as a joint effort by General Electric, Massachusetts Institute for Technology and Bell Laboratories. In 1969 Bell Laboratories pulled out of the project. One of Bell Laboratories people involved in the project …

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Linux today

Linux today Proving all the warning and prophecies of the skeptics wrong, Linux has completed a decade of development. Today, Linux is one of the fastest growing operating systems in the history. From a few dedicated fanatics in 1991-92 to millions of general users at present, it is certainly a remarkable journey. The big businesses have ‘discovered’ Linux, and have …

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History of Linux

History of Linux The Linux kernel was first released to the public on 17 September 1991, for the Intel x86 PC architecture. The kernel was augmented with system utilities and libraries from the GNU project to create a usable operating system, which later led to the alternate term GNU/Linux. Linux is now packaged for different uses in Linux distributions, which contain the sometimes modified kernel along with …

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Why Linux ?

Why Linux ? Most people reading Linux Basics tutorial will probably be using Windows 95/98/NT/XP/etc. If you are such a reader and just use your computer for basic wordprocessing and spreadsheets I would recommend that you stick with Windows; for all its faults Windows is easy to use, fairly quick to learn and has some great software. To give you …

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Different Linux Distributions

Debian GNU/Linux   Developer: Debian  Website:  Languages: English  Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based  Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Alpha, Sparc, Other, Mainframe, m68k   Description: Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the Linux based operating system.It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer their time and effort. Along with its large selection of prepackaged software …

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