What is Linux  - SSTTEK Academy


Linux is an open-source and free operating system. It is a Unix-like operating system that can run on various devices in computer systems. Linux was initially developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991. 

The key features of Linux include: 

  • Open Source: Linux is an operating system where the source code is accessible and modifiable by everyone. This allows users to customize Linux according to their needs. 
  • Free: Linux is generally distributed as a free operating system. Users can download, use, modify, and distribute Linux freely. 
  • Multi-Platform Support: Linux can run on different devices and architectures. It can be used on desktop computers, laptops, servers, smartphones, tablets, embedded systems, and more. 
  • Reliability and Security: Linux has a good reputation for reliability and security. With a stable structure, Linux can receive low-cost or free security updates and quickly address security vulnerabilities. 
  • Flexibility and Customization: Linux comes with numerous distributions and different desktop environments. Users can choose and customize different Linux distributions based on their needs and preferences. 
  • Command Line and Graphical Interface Support: Linux provides users with both a command-line interface and a graphical user interface (GUI). This allows users to use Linux in the way they prefer. 

Linux is suitable for various use cases such as desktop computers, servers, network devices, embedded systems, and more. Additionally, many large companies and organizations support their services and infrastructures using Linux-based systems. 

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