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Linux is a free Unix-type operating system
originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License , the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone. Click on the link below to find out more about the operating system that is causing a revolution in the world of computers.
Posted 07 November 2009 - 03:37 PM
Actually its Linux kernel + userland + other applications. There C compilers and preprocessors, package managers, Desktop environments, audio servers, X.org, etc which are separate. If an architecture can be ported to GCC or, in some cases, to another C compiler and work with the Linux kernel, there can at least be a base release.
UNIX is a set of standards, similar to POSIX. Some OS's have UNIX and POSIX certification, others don't. The original system is now historical.
I understand that the definitions are written for the average MS user; but, there could at least be references to the above information.
Posted 07 November 2009 - 04:32 PM
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