penguin Tux, the Linux Mascot
penguin Tux, the Linux Mascot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What exactly is Linux…..,what is its background, hows its different from Windows OS,Whats the difference ,etc might be the question that pops up into a mind of a novice….computer programmer.

well keeping the things simple it”s classified as follows

1)Linux is said to be the derivative of  UNIX.

2)It’s an Open source OS ….(loosely translated )FREE. (free as in a beer,FREE as a bird .)

its backed up by group of individuals/community who promotes the creation of software that is not proprietary, thus resulting in lower costs.

Many people still believe that learning Linux is difficult, or that only experts can understand how a Linux system works.

Though there is a lot of free documentation available, the documentation is widely scattered on the Web, and often confusing, since it is usually oriented toward experienced UNIX or Linux users.

Today, thanks to the advancements in development, Linux has grown in popularity both at home and at work. The goal of this guide is to show people of all ages that Linux can be simple and fun, and used for all kinds of purposes.

P.S the difference between a windows and Linux is described in another post


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