What is Linux?

Vladimir Kulinich
Vladimir Kulinich
March 18, 2013
What is Linux?

Many computer scientists, and not only, have heard about the Linux operating system more than once. That is Linux, tell our article.

Linux is an operating system that was created by Linus Torvalds specifically for personal computers in September 1991.

Linux and its software are based on the principles of the GPL license and Open Source. That's what good is Linux.

In fact, Linux is a perfect product of a society in which people are open to new ideas. That is why more and more independent developers are connecting to the development of this operating system. The result of this collaboration is a modern, most stable and reliable, fast-growing system that instantly incorporates the latest, latest technological advances.


Appearance (interface) and methods of working with this OS are the same as in Windows. There are also themes for decoration and a long time ago there is the possibility of using a three-dimensional Desktop that only recently appeared in Windows Vista.

This operating system is user friendly.Working in her environment is intuitive and incredibly convenient. It is very possible that it will be the best operating system with which you had to work.

Advantages and disadvantages

Programs written for this operating system have two very important distinguishing qualities:

  • First of all, their perfect “gratuitousness”, in comparison with programs from Windows.
  • Secondly, it is the “openness” of the source code itself. This means that everyone can modify and use this code as he wants. Today, a large community of programmers has developed around this OS whose goal is to continuously improve this operating system, develop versions and new versions of the OS, and write a wide variety of programs that work under it.

The position of this operating system is very strong in the server software market, because most of the available Internet servers operate under the control of this operating system.

The only, and even dubious, minus of this OS is some difficulties when working with it for beginners.

Now you know what Linux is!

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