History of Linux


Brief Linux Background

  • It’s an operating system.
  • Composed of a Kernel, Libraries, Utilities, and User Interfaces
  • Linus Torvalds developed the Linux kernel in the 1990’s.
  • Linux is licensed under the GPL.
  • The Linux Source code is open source, thus anyone can modify it.
  • Linux can be used as a desktop operating system, a server, and even a firewall for a network.

This along with the video will give you a general understanding of Linux operating system and it's upbringing.

This will go over the history of Linux as well as discuss some of the major players in its development.

History of Linux - Revolution O.S.

You can watch it using any of the following links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjaC8Pq9-V0

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7707585592627775409#

http://vimeo.com/10415935

Once you have watched the video find at least one article / resource that reveals a bit of Linux history and post it up with a paragraph on what you found useful about it.

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