Linux Operating System has primarily three components Kernel – Kernel is the core part of Linux. It is responsible for all major activities of this operating system. It is consists of various modules and it interacts directly with the underlying hardware. Kernel provides the required abstraction to hide low level hardware details to system or application programs. System Library – ...Read More »
A Short History Of Linux Operating System and how it Became so Popular
Linus Torvalds ..we can call him as the founder of Linux. He was a graduate student at University of Helsinki in Finland when he initially developed Linux kernel. The story took place in early 1990‘s. In that time the available Operating Systems were DOS,Mac OS and UNIX. Lets meet another guy named Prof.Tanenbaum who was a university Professor. He used ...Read More »
What are all the advantages of using Linux rather than Microsoft Windows?
Cost – The most obvious advantage of using Linux is the fact that it is free to obtain, while Microsoft products are available for a hefty and sometimes recurring fee. Microsoft licenses typically are only allowed to be installed on a single computer, whereas a Linux distribution can be installed on any number of computers, without paying a single dime. ...Read More »
Basic Linux Interview Questions Part-5
1) What could possibly be the problem when a command that was issued gave a different result from the last time it was used? One highly possible reason for getting different results from what seems to be the same command has something to do with case sensitivity issues. Since Linux is case sensitive, a command that was previously used might ...Read More »
Argument on Linux is ‘Kernel‘ not an ‘OS‘
Later on when different Linux distros like Arc Linux, Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora started to come into existence with better GUI (Graphical User Interface) and system softwares, which were basically customized versions of the Linux, users started to say that Linux is a Kernel not an operating system. Which has been now proved to be true : For those who are ...Read More »
Types of Linux System
Linux Linux is PC-UNIX in which the kernel was created for PC/AT compatibles by Linus Torvalds of Finland. The name is derived from the kernel’s creator. Distribution Although Linux is originally the kernel created by Linus, it does not function as an OS generally available with only the kernel. To function as an OS, various software applications must be combined ...Read More »
LINUX : The must 10 free and open source softwares
Have you ever wondered what are some cool Linux softwares or tools that you must try?? Well I thought that when i was new to this world i.e. what new can i try that would ease my work? So,here is a list of all the packages without which your system is incomplete. Many of you might be using many of ...Read More »
How does Linux differ from other operating systems?
In many ways Linux is similar to other operating systems you may have used before, such as Windows, OS X, or iOS. Like other operating systems, Linux has a graphical interface, and types of software you are accustomed to using on other operating systems, such as word processing applications, have Linux equivalents. In many cases, the software’s creator may have ...Read More »
How can I contribute to Linux?
Most of the Linux kernel is written in the C programming language, with a little bit of assembly and other languages sprinkled in. If you’re interested in writing code for the Linux kernel itself, which will explain some of the concepts and processes you’ll want to be familiar with. But the Linux community is much more than the kernel, and ...Read More »
Who’s Using Linux?
Application developers, system administrators, network providers, kernel hackers, multimedia authors: these are a few of the categories of people who find that Linux has a particular charm. Unix programmers are increasingly using Linux because of its cost—they can pick up a complete programming environment for a few dollars and run it on cheap PC hardware—and because Linux offers a great ...Read More »