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Table of Contents LINUX IIntroduction A What is Linux 1 Where did Linux came from 2 When was Linux introduced 3 Types of Linux B Benefits of Linux 1 Performance 2 Usability 3 Features 4 Cost IIGetting Started ASystem Requirements BInstallation IIICool Stuff AX Windows B Networking C System Administration IVConclusion What is LINUX LINUX is a free highly advanced open-source operating system for PCs and Workstations Technically LINUX is an operating system kernel the core part of an operating system The LINUX kernel is commonly bundled with many other components to form a complete LINUX System or Distribution When most people refer to LINUX they are talking about this complete set of programs needed to run a computer not just the kernel Many people know of or have at least heard of UNIX UNIX is both one of the oldest and one of the most powerful operating systems available today How can UNIX be old and yet powerful by todays standards you ask The answer to this question lies in the history of UNIX UNIX is a sort of subset of a much larger and more complex operating system called MULTICS Both UNIX and MULTICS were developed decades ago for very large computers only now decades later are personal computers finally powerful enough to tackle these multitasking multi-user systems with advanced features Getting back to the crux of our first fact LINUX looks like UNIX LINUX is not officially UNIX simply because it was not written by the same programmers as was the original UNIX system However LINUX runs UNIX programs and shares the UNIX command set LINUX is for all general intents and purposes a full-featured UNIX-type operating system Where did LINUX come from UNIX is one of
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