This article is an introduction to GNU/Linux, which is a Unix-like open source kernel developed by Linus Torvalds on 5th October 1991. It was distributed under the GNU General Public License, so therefore can be used, modified and distributed - commerically or non-commercially by anyone under the licence. Therefore a lot of the community has contributed to the GNU/Linux kernel by adding support for new hardware but also maintaining older hardware. GNU/Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for personal computers based on the Intel x86 architecture, but has more recently been ported to more computer hardware platforms.
Also GNU/Linux is usually packaged in a form of a distribution for desktop and server use. They usually include the GNU/Linux kernel, supporting utilities and libraries and a some applications to fulfill the GNU/Linux distributions liking. Also in any GNU/Linux distribution, individuals have a choice of desktop environments and window managers; so they can change to what they want.
Recommended GNU/Linux Distributions
- Debian (easy to use & stable)
- Ubuntu (easy to use & stable)
- Linux Mint (easy to use & stable)
- Manjaro Linux
- Arch Linux
- Void Linux
- The Linux Kernel Archives - Link
- Map Of Linux Operating System Internals - Link
- A list Of Linux Distributions - Link
- Linux Distro Community - Link
- Nixheads - Link
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