is NOT an OS (Operating System). Linux
is the actual
kernel from which the platformed
distribution runs and obtains
directions. The Linux
kernel is an open source system which falls under the GNU General Public
license. In essence, Linux
is a compressed, open source platform of UNIX. The actual
OS's (distributions or flavors) are gentoo, red hat, unbuntu, slackware (Although very similar to straight UNIX), mandrake, arch, debian, mandriva, etc.
kernel was designed and constructed by Linus
Torvalds to provide a free, open source kernel for all computer lovers.
i.e. Microsoft XP is an OS. Microsoft also has a kernel
which makes it run. Linux is the actual kernel
for distributions like
1. Hey, do you use Linux?
2. Hey, do you use Linux?
- I love
3. Hey, do you use Linux?
- Yes, why yes I do.
Righto, Chap. Well done.