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PCstats: Beginners Guides: Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar

Feb 16, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Since its creation in 1991 by Linus Torvalds to the present day, Linux has been half operating system and half symbol. This publicly licensed operating system has a sort of mystical aura about it that's about as cool as you can get in the computer world. Conquering Linux has been the right of passage for a generation of computer enthusiasts.

"Under the skin of this icon lies a mere operating system, but it's an operating system with a single staggering advantage. It's free. Not free as in 'gee I hope nobody from Microsoft pokes around inside my computer' but 'free' as in the entire core of the operating system must be public domain..."

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