Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards. He began his work in 1991 when he released version 0.02 and worked steadily until 1994 when version 1.0 of the Linux Kernel was released. The kernel, at the heart of all Linux systems, is developed and released under the GNU General Public License and its source code is freely available to everyone. It is this kernel that forms the base around which a Linux operating system is developed. There are now literally hundreds of companies and organizations and an equal number of individuals that have released their own versions of operating systems based on the Linux kernel. More information on the kernel can be found at our sister site, LinuxHQ and at the official Linux Kernel Archives.
Apart from the fact that it’s freely distributed, Linux’s functionality, adaptability and robustness, has made it the main alternative for proprietary Unix and Microsoft operating systems. IBM, Hewlett-Packard and other giants of the computing world have embraced Linux and support its ongoing development. Well into its second decade of existence, Linux has been adopted worldwide primarily as a server platform. Its use as a home and office desktop operating system is also on the rise. The operating system can also be embedding into electronic devices such as routers, atm machines etc.
- Linux is not only a free operating system. but it also provides free software for everyone.
- Linux is virus free operating system.
- Linux is Hiperformance sclable and stable
- Compatable with atmost all drivers.
- Update all your software with a single click.
- No need to use software illegally coz linux comes with a huge package of softwares which is larger than windows.
- even if u need new software, Don’t searching the web, Linux installer gets it for you.
- Linux provides the next generation of desktops.
- you can customise your desktop.
- No back doors in your software.
- Enjoy free and unlimited support.
- customise your start menu.
- you can use MSN, GTalk, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, Jabber, with a single program.
- Keep an eye on the weather using widgets.
- Linux works in minamal hardware support
Most people think linux is hard to learn. but it is easy then windows. why dont just give a try on the free software. MINT and Ubuntu would be a good distrubtion for start using computers.