Introduction to Linux
Linux is more than a hip buzzword in computing. It is more than the latest fad. It was modeled on the Unix operating system first developed by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson at AT&T.
Linux is an open-source operating system. Operating systems are the first piece of software in the computer. That will executes the program when you turn the computer on. And it enables applications and the computer operator to access the devices on the computer to perform desired functions
Linux is a multi-user, multi-tasking, network enabled operating system accessible from anywhere on the network. Multiple users can access a Linux computer remotely, Linux has a reputation as a very efficient and fast-performing system.
The kernel is at the heart of the Linux/Unix operating system. It is responsible for enabling multi-tasking, multi-user, multi-threading, multi-processing, security, interfacing with hardware and the network. It is this kernel which Linus Torvalds developed, based on the Posix/Unix design, which gives Linux its name.
Linux was designed to provide personal computer users a free or very low-cost operating system. Linux is what an operating system is supposed to be, bootable from a live operating system disk, easily installed.
Linux has grown to become a force in computing, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange to mobile phones to supercomputers to consumer devices.
Linux is one of the best for a reason. only 500 known virus’s that are possible to harm your computer. and if you get any other operating system (windows or mac) virus on Linux it wont do anything.
Linux is here to stay; it is getting stronger day by day, and that is good from a technical, financial and economic point of view.