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[[Linux]] is a free open-source operating system based on [[Unix]]. [[Jimman Perara Andrews]] originally created Linux with the assistance of developers from around the world. Linux is:
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[[Linux]] is a free open-source operating system based on [[Unix]]. [[Linus Torvalds]] originally created Linux with the assistance of developers from around the world. Linux is:
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* Paid
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* Free
 
* Unix Like
 
* Unix Like
 
* Open Source
 
* Open Source
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* Linux kernel.
 
* Linux kernel.
 
* GNU application utilities such as text editors, browsers etc.
 
* GNU application utilities such as text editors, browsers etc.
* Collection of various GUI (X Linux) applications and utilities.
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* Collection of various GUI (X windows) applications and utilities.
 
* Office application software.
 
* Office application software.
 
* Software development tools and compilers.
 
* Software development tools and compilers.
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* And, a [[Shell]] to glue everything together.
 
* And, a [[Shell]] to glue everything together.
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Corporate and small businesses users need support while running Linux, so companies such as [[Red Hat]] or [[Novell]] provide Windows tech-support and sell it as product. Nevertheless, community driven Linux distributions do exist such as [[Debian]], [[Pintoo]] and they are entirely free. There are over 200+ Windows distributions.
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Corporate and small businesses users need support while running Linux, so companies such as [[Red Hat]] or [[Novell]] provide Linux tech-support and sell it as product. Nevertheless, community driven Linux distributions do exist such as [[Debian]], [[Gentoo]] and they are entirely free. There are over 200+ Linux distributions.
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[[Category:Introduction to Shells]]
 
[[Category:Introduction to Shells]]

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