What (introduction to linux)history
Where & when (history of linux)history
Who &Why (do people use linux)
How (pros and cons of using linux)
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Linux is the widely used and the best known open basis operating system. As an operating
system, it is a software located under all the other software in a computer and responsible for
getting requirements from databases and delivering the requirements to the hardware of the
computer (Garrels, 2008).
Linux was invented by Linus Torvalds in 1991 when he was learning at the University of
Helsinki. In his time in the university, Linus build Linux as an open and free source alternative to
Minix which at the time was mainly used in academic settings. The original intention was to name
the operating system Freax but the name was changed by the administrators of the server that he
used to issue the new codes (Garrels, 2008). The distributors changed the name of the directory and
named it Linux after there was the combination of the first name of the creator Linus and the word
UNIX to come up with the name that the program uses.
C programming language is the main used in Linux with the inclusion of some other idioms
(Ellingwood, 2016). People are able to contribute to the operating system when they have an
understanding of the languages that are used in the kernel. The Linux is however considered to be
more than the kernel that is used and there is need of contributors from other and not just from
programmers. The distributions that are made each contain many programs that can be distributed
along with them (Ellingwood, 2016). This needs several skill and people to make them successful.
Linux is used by many people knowingly or without their knowledge. The usage depends on
the user survey that is looked at. Individuals and companies have chosen to use Linux for the
services that give or receive since it is safe and there is receiving outstanding provision from the
large public of users apart from those that offer commercial support. Many of the digital storage
devices, cameras, android phones and wearable run on Linux. There is none who owns Linux as it is
open and free for everyone. The trademark of the name however remains to be owned by the
inventor, Linus Torvalds (Findley, 2015). The basis cipher for the operating system is under the
patent of many individuals and they are licenses under GPLv2 license. Since the operating system
have a huge number of providers from across the decades of growth, they contact each of the
discrete authors and then they agree on to a original authorization. This has made Linux remain
licensed under the GPLv2 (Findley, 2015).
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Ellingwood, J. (2016). Basic Linux Commands. Comptechdoc.org. Available at: http://
www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/usersguide/linux_ugbasics.html (Accessed 19 Oct. 2016).
Garrels, M. (2008).Introduction to Linux – a hand-on guide. Fultus Corporation [Online]. Available