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Linux for Beginners-What is Linux and GNU Linux and Linux compared to Windows?

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Linux for Beginners - This theme is designed for beginners, and is written so that it does not need for some kind of particular knowledge, especially when it comes to Linux. Basically we can say that we have written for someone who knows how to use Windows and technically gifted enough to know itself to install the software. We have also assumed that Linux will be installed independently on a blank disc. Although it is possible to configure a dual boot Windows and Linux, in practice it can often complicate and detailed explanation of the process is beyond the scope of our topic.

How you would not drowned sheets of text, but in this introductory part, written in the form of questions and answers. Well first things first …

What is Linux?

The term  Linux most users think any operating system based on Linux kernel. Kernel is in turn the central part of the operating system that connects the hardware and applications, but in itself the end-user is not interesting, and therefore users or businesses Linux kernel combined with numerous other applications to create a complete operating system that is in the context of the Linux community is called distribution.

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Why would I want to use Linux?

Because it is a free operating system that has a data base of mostly free software. Linux is also quite safe and very stable operating system. Basically, Linux makes sense to use as many users the same as Windows together with the entire ecosystem of compatible applications, but at a cost of nil.

Who is the author of Linux?

Linux Kernel  developed the 1991st The Finnish computer science student Linus Torvalds in order to take full advantage of its new computers based on Intel’s 386 processor and, of course, I learned something new. Since the new kernel was free and very fast (a year later), released under the GNU GPL(General Public License), which makes it open to modification, sharing and studying, the software community willingly accepted him as an interesting alternative to the then dominant operating systems based on UNIX kernel or Windows NT.

Over time, Linux due to its characteristics of openness and spread to many other platforms, so it now except on standard PCs and servers are found in a number of different devices, from industrial controllers to smart TVs. Probably the most common example of Linux smartphones based on Google’s Android OS, which is based on the Linux kernel.

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