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  The Linux Home Page at Linux Online
Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world.
Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.
The popularity of the Linux distribution Ubuntu is growing day by day.
www.linux.org   (371 words)

  Linux and GNU - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run.
Linux is normally used in a combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU, with Linux functioning as its kernel.
One CD-ROM vendor found that in their “Linux distribution”, GNU software was the largest single contingent, around 28% of the total source code, and this included some of the essential major components without which there could be no system.
www.gnu.org /gnu/linux-and-gnu.html   (1552 words)

  What is Linux? - a definition from Whatis.com
Linux's kernel (the central part of the operating system) was developed by Linus Torvalds at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
Linux is a remarkably complete operating system, including a graphical user interface, an X Window System, TCP/IP, the Emacs editor, and other components usually found in a comprehensive Unix system.
Linux is sometimes suggested as a possible publicly-developed alternative to the desktop predominance of Microsoft Windows.
searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid39_gci212482,00.html   (537 words)

 Linux Enterprise Computing
Linux Helps Bring Titanic to Life, a report on how Linux was used to create many of the special effects in the blockbuster movie Titanic.
Linux and Decentralized Development analyses the nature of Linux software development, and why its decentralized development model is proving to be so technically strong.
The Linux Virtual Server Project aims to build the clustering features into the Linux kernel and other subsystems so that a cluster of machines can appear to be a single (redundant, highly-available) server on the network.
linas.org /linux   (4763 words)

 LinuxDevices.com -- All About Linux-powered Devices
The 6th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE6x) is seeking speakers on a wide range of Linux-related topics including healthcare, education, and "Women in Open Source." The event will be held on Feb. 8-10, 2008 at the Westin Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport.
Details of the team's novel approach, which involved running Linux on a Sony PlayStation 3, are revealed in an interesting article at LinuxInsider.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
www.linuxdevices.com   (1572 words)

 O'Reilly Store -- Linux/Unix
Linux Kernel in a Nutshell covers the entire range of kernel tasks, starting with downloading the source and making sure that the kernel is in sync with the versions of the tools… Read more.
Linux has a great reputation for stability, but it does have a reputation for being difficult to set up and use to perform certain tasks.
Linux information can be found scattered in man pages, texinfo files, and source code comments, but the best source is the experts who have built up a working knowledge of… Read more.
www.oreilly.com /pub/topic/linux   (3598 words)

 Linux - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Linux®, Linux Is Not UniX more commonly known as DorkWare for Dweebs, is an operating system used mainly for cracking into animal hospitals and online banking sites by 12-year-old social misfits desperate to appear 1337 in front of other 12 year old social misfits.
Linux® is being criticized by animal rights activists, because each Linux® machine needs a real living penguin within the machine's case (for cooling reasons).
Linux® is commonly confused with LINUXOS, released by Linux Incorporated.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Linux   (1839 words)

 Linux.com :: Feature
The Southern California Linux Expo is looking for any and all free and open source software projects who may be interested in showing off their work at the upcoming show in February 2008 in Los Angeles, CA.
A number of pundits like to bemoan Linux's supposed lack of an integrated server stack, and wail about the difficulty of figuring out what you need, and how toilsome it is to install all the pieces separately, and how arduous it is to configure everything after you have found and installed all the separate pieces.
Linux Mint is a derivative distribution of Ubuntu.
www.linux.com   (2522 words)

 Linux-Watch.com -- Keeping an Eye on the Penguin
Users of the popular Linux distribution MEPIS were getting worried about the distribution's leader, who had been rather quiet lately.
HP, with its new multi-level security services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now offering Common Criteria certified level security for this Linux on its server and desktops.
The Linux community is questioning research that suggests the open-source operating system is losing market share to Windows on preinstalled x86 servers, saying that Linux is undercounted in those kinds of studies.
www.linux-watch.com   (1393 words)

 Security-Enhanced Linux
Linux was chosen as the platform for this work because its growing success and open development environment provided an opportunity to demonstrate that this functionality can be successful in a mainstream operating system and, at the same time, contribute to the security of a widely used system.
Security-enhanced Linux is not an attempt to correct any flaws that may currently exist in Linux.
Security-enhanced Linux is being released under the same terms and conditions as the original sources.
www.nsa.gov /selinux   (619 words)

 Linux Online - Distributions and FTP Sites
When Linus Torvalds first developed Linux back in August of 1991, the operating system basically consisted of his kernel and some GNU tools.
There are versions of Linux that will give you a firewall, will boot the entire operating system from a floppy disk or CD-ROM or can be used to power TV "set-top" boxes.
If you are thinking of downloading and installing a Linux distribution and you have little or no experience with Linux, we suggest you read our section information on downloading Linux.
www.linux.org /dist/index.html   (273 words)

 Linux Applications, DBMS, RDBMS, Database, Application Development - Sybase Linux - Sybase Inc   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sybase was first to deliver an enterprise-class DBMS on Linux in 1999 and today, Sybase provides the most comprehensive combination of products and services supporting Linux in the industry.
Sybase IQ for Linux has a highly scalable analytical engine, designed specifically from the ground up for unsurpassed query performance and the lowest total cost of ownership for your analytical applications – bar none.
SQL Anywhere Studio for Linux is the industry’s first mobile and embedded database optimized for Linux.
www.sybase.com /linux   (656 words)

 freshmeat.net: Project details for Linux
Linux is a clone of the Unix kernel, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net.
Linux is one of those programs, that I cant live without ;-).
Graphs over swearing in the linux kernel - One can't help but wonder how many of these swear words occur next to the word "Microsoft"...
freshmeat.net /projects/linux   (1902 words)

 The Linux PDA Showcase
Given the rapid emergence of Embedded Linux as a major "third alternative" to Palm OS and Microsoft's PocketPC (and Windows CE) for handheld personal computing devices, LinuxDevices.com has created this guide to Linux-based PDAs, which provides a continually updated overview of available and developing Linux-based PDA support.
As with previous Zaurus models, the software platform is based on embedded Linux along with a Java virtual machine for enhanced software portability and world-wide open source developer support.
Mizi Linux PDA developer kit -- [Jul. 19, 200s] -- The PDA bundled with this kit, called the EnDA C3224, is based on a 206 MHz StrongARM SA-1110 processor and has a 240 x 320 pixel TFT LCD.
www.linuxdevices.com /articles/AT8728350077.html   (3232 words)

 Linux & Wireless LANs
The Linux Wireless LAN Howto is an Open Source project sponsored by Hewlett Packard (through my contribution) since 1996, and built with the contribution of many Linux users all over the world.
Linux Wireless support is not limited to Wireless LAN drivers, you can find tools, distributions and support for other wireless technologies.
Linux users in Australia are using the good old Wavelan or the Wavelan IEEE to create point to point data link between distant houses.
www.hpl.hp.com /personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux   (3343 words)

 What is Linux? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Linux kernel was developed mainly by Linus Torvalds.
Linux is a lot simpler than you might think.
Yahoo!'s directory of Linux software maps (a database of many of the packages that have been written for, ported to, or simply compiled for Linux and made available).
www.webopedia.com /TERM/L/Linux.html   (573 words)

 SGI - Products: Software: Linux Operating System
SGI® is committed to taking a leadership role in the ongoing development and improvement of the performance and reliability of the Linux operating system.
Within the open-source community, SGI has leveraged its experience with high-productivity computing environments and contributed to Linux scalability, scheduling, memory usage, I/O, and other efforts critical to high-demand application performance.
SGI has worked closely with Intel on the specifications of its compilers and tools for the Itanium® 64 processors to ensure that they are tuned for HPC and graphics, and provide industry-standard support.
www.sgi.com /products/software/linux   (118 words)

Linux itself is not UNIX, although many people call it that and you would be very hard pushed to tell the difference.
Linux uses shells which tend to be close of (or derived from) Unix shells.
Linux is the most popular and will run on a wide range hardware: Sun, Intel, DEC Alpha, PowerPC, PowerMac, etc. Paul Krill’s recent articles in InfoWorld (Linux picking up steam and Linux supporters rally around freeware OS) focus on the ever increasing support of major vendors and future plans for added functionality, i.e.
www.osdata.com /oses/linux.htm   (3857 words)

In enterprise applications, Linux has proven to be a secure, reliable, and affordable operating system.
Device manufacturers turn to Linux for the richness of its application library and the broad availability of board support packages.
Everything you find there is absolutely "free." But the device manufacturer who wants to move to Linux is suddenly faced with a lot of hard, important choices and chores.
www.windriver.com /linux   (933 words)

 Linux and variant information
Most versions of Linux are free and those that are not are generally very affordable.
However, because of the popularity of Linux software developers and hardware manufactures are also releasing software support and drivers for their devices.
Pro: Linux issues and bugs generally are always fixed extremely fast and will likely be fixed before an issue in Unix is fixed.
www.computerhope.com /unix/linux.htm   (602 words)

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