“Linux is everywhere”


First of all Linux is an open source operating system.Why open source is mentioned because it is all free to use.Again it is completely free except Linux trademark.

Anyone can use it and modify it for their own needs unlike Microsoft windows is not an open source and is not customizable as Linux.

Linux is based on Unix operating system which was developed by Dennis Ritchie;Yes,who developed “c language”.

What do you mean by open source ?

In general, open source refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Open source software is usually developed as a public collaboration and made freely available.

It was developed by LINUS TORVALDS,in the year 1991 and he wrote 2 percent of kernel lines.

Linux has acquired 2.3 % of desktop computers around the world.It also powers the supercomputers,servers,routers,televisions,and many desktop computers.It was firstly developed to be used in personal computers,then ported to many platforms.

Linux has a number of different versions to suit nearly any type of user.These versions may called as “flavors” or “distributions (Shortly distro’s).

The most popular Linux distributions are:


Linux Mint

Arch Linux

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openSUSE and lot more distro’s not mentioned here.TO know about them click here.

some distro’s have high-end user interface and some just have traditional UI.And mentioned above were some of the desktop environments.

For server-based environments the list as follows,

Red Hat Enterprise Linux


Ububtu Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise

And android is also a Linux based operating system.i.e Other linux distro’s uses linux kernel along with its library to run linux packages(generally softwares) whereas Android uses Dalvik Virtual Machine.Which is used to execute applications in android phones.So that softwares developed for Linux can’t be executed in Android devices and vice versa.

Simply Android is a Linux distro without GNU/linux.

For who want use or learn Linux start with Ubuntu.

More Resources:

If you are looking forward to know more about Linux

Linux.org Everything about the Linux kernel (with plenty of beginner, intermediate, and advanced tutorials)

Linux.com Everything you need to know about Linux (news, how-tos, answers, forums, and more )

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