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Sandy Singh

Stack Developer | Posted 14 Mar, 2019 |

What is linux operating system

misha rajpoot

@misha | Posted 30 Mar, 2019

If you want to know more details about what is a Linux operating system so refer to this article:

https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux


palak bisht

blogger | Posted 30 Mar, 2019

linux is a popular version of UNIX operating system,it is an open source operating system.linux system has basically three components:

  • kernel
  • system library
  • system utility

ailsa gell

Digital Marketing | Posted 29 Mar, 2019

Linux - the managing system for a GNU (pronounced Gnew) generation. It has been called the alternative to Microsoft, the solution to all life\'s problems and many other things that may or may not be true. But what is Linux, and should you care?

Linux is more complicated, and it depends on the kind of person you are. If you\'re the type of computer user who wants every application to run straight out of the box and your system to just do what it\'s told and run your games, then stick with Windows. But if you\'re a pioneering soul who wants to find out more about your system and tweak it to perform to the max, then Linux is definitely worth a try.


 If you want rock-solid Internet access, if you want to support the development of free software and more efficient solutions, or if you\'re just the type of person who needs control over every aspect of your life including how your machine performs, then you\'re definitely a Linux candidate.


Whether you fasten with Linux or not, you\'ll have come out of your safety zone and taken a journey to the cutting edge of computer technology.



soni Affiliate

Affiliate, web hosting expert and blogger | Posted 21 Mar, 2019

It is an open source that allows working on various platforms. 

Nupur Vaidya

Software Developer. | Posted 19 Mar, 2019

Linux is a Unix-like, open source and community-developed operating system for computers, servers, mainframes, mobile devices and embedded devices. It is supported on almost every major computer platform including x86, ARM and SPARC, making it one of the most widely supported operating systems.


Every version of the Linux operating system manages hardware resources, launches and handles applications, and provides some form of user interface. The enormous development community and wide range of distributions means that a Linux version is available for almost any task, and Linux has penetrated many areas of computing.


For example, Linux has emerged as a popular operating system for web servers such as Apache, as well as for network operations, scientific computing tasks that require huge compute clusters, running databases, desktop/endpoint computing and running mobile devices with OS versions like Android.



Jagriti Malik

@Jagriti | Posted 19 Mar, 2019

Linux is an operating system just like window xp, windows 7, windows 8 etc.
Linux is one of the popular version of UNIX operating system.

It is open source as its source code is freely available. It is free to use.

Linux is a kernel which germinated as an idea in the mind of Linus Torvalds. Torvalds was a computer science student. 

It was released on September 17 of 1991.


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Dazzling Dazzler

Student | Posted 18 Mar, 2019

Linux is an Open-source community developed Operating System for computers, servers, mobile devices, and mainframes. There are two major components of the Linux kernel and the shell. the kernel is the core of the OS which schedules processes and interfaces directly with the hardware.

Sandy Singh

Stack Developer | Posted 18 Mar, 2019

Linux is a operating  sysemr

Siddhi Agarwal

@student | Posted 14 Mar, 2019

An operating system is a software that connects hardware and software together and then allows user to perform various functions. Its basically because of the operating system that a person is able to access, alter and manage different applications using PCs, Laptops, Mobile phones etc.

If you search in the market you will find a lot of companies with different operating systems. For smartphones, the most common operating systems are: Android and IOS. If you look for desktops and laptops the most popular one is Windows. However there are a lot of other operating systems present in the market. For eg: Linux , MacOS etc.

Created by Linus Torvalds, Linux originated in 1991. While, Linus was still in his college, he came up with the idea of Linux and started working on it as a project. With the help of few volunteers and small funds Linux was finally completed as a fully functional kernel.

Linux quite resembles Unix ( another operating system) but it was developed without Unix codes. The main objective behind developing Linux was for studies and development,thus keeping it as an open license model. The share of this operating system in the market is quite low, about 1.82%. However, it is extensively used in supercomputers, embedded systems and servers. In fact it is used in supercomputers more than its contemporary ,Unix. This operating system is also taken in use by small scale energy efficient computers.

The major distributors of this operating system are Ubuntu, Chrome OS, Red Hat and Google's Android.