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Characteristics and Architecture of Linux Oprating System

Linux has several silent features, some of the important ones are: Multiuser Capability: This is a capability of Linux OS where, the same computer resources – hard disk, memory, etc. are accessible to multiple users. Of course, not on a single terminal, they are given different terminals to operate from. A terminal will consist of at least a Monitor/VDU, keyboard and ...

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Important features of Linux Operating System

Basic Features Following are some of the important features of Linux Operating System. Portable – Portability means softwares can works on different types of hardwares in same way.Linux kernel and application programs supports their installation on any kind of hardware platform. Open Source – Linux source code is freely available and it is community based development project. Multiple teams works ...

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Components of Linux System ?

Linux Operating System has primarily three components Kernel – Kernel is the core part of Linux. It is responsible for all major activities of this operating system. It is consists of various modules and it interacts directly with the underlying hardware. Kernel provides the required abstraction to hide low level hardware details to system or application programs. System Library – ...

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Who’s Using Linux?

Application developers, system administrators, network providers, kernel hackers, multimedia authors: these are a few of the categories of people who find that Linux has a particular charm. Unix programmers are increasingly using Linux because of its cost—they can pick up a complete programming environment for a few dollars and run it on cheap PC hardware—and because Linux offers a great ...

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What are all the advantages of using Linux rather than Microsoft Windows?

Cost – The most obvious advantage of using Linux is the fact that it is free to obtain, while Microsoft products are available for a hefty and sometimes recurring fee. Microsoft licenses typically are only allowed to be installed on a single computer, whereas a Linux distribution can be installed on any number of computers, without paying a single dime. ...

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A Short History Of Linux Operating System and how it Became so Popular


Linus Torvalds ..we can call him as the founder of Linux. He was a graduate student at University of Helsinki in Finland when he initially developed Linux kernel. The story took place in early 1990‘s. In that time the available Operating Systems were DOS,Mac OS and UNIX. Lets meet another guy named Prof.Tanenbaum who was a university Professor. He used ...

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How does Linux differ from other operating systems?

In many ways Linux is similar to other operating systems you may have used before, such as Windows, OS X, or iOS. Like other operating systems, Linux has a graphical interface, and types of software you are accustomed to using on other operating systems, such as word processing applications, have Linux equivalents. In many cases, the software’s creator may have ...

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How can I contribute to Linux?

Most of the Linux kernel is written in the C programming language, with a little bit of assembly and other languages sprinkled in. If you’re interested in writing code for the Linux kernel itself, which will explain some of the concepts and processes you’ll want to be familiar with. But the Linux community is much more than the kernel, and ...

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How can I get started using Linux?

There’s some chance you’re using Linux already and don’t know it, but if you’d like to install Linux on your home computer to try it out, the easiest way is to pick a popular distribution that is designed for your platform (for example, laptop or tablet device) and give it a shot. Although there are numerous distributions available, most of ...

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