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Naked Linux: An introduction to Linux for today's business executive

Aug 02, 2000, 11:03 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Kern)

[ Thanks to Mark Sweeting for this link. ]

"In its short history, the internet has spawned millions of buzzwords (so much so that the inhabitants of the internet are frequently mistaken for visitors from foreign lands). Amongst the dotcoms, webcams, mp3s and jpegs one word stands alone, singularly meaningless to the majority of people. That word is 'Linux'. "

"So, what does 'Linux' mean? Linux is the name of an operating system, started by Linus Torvalds back in 1991. An operating system is a software package that supports the hardware fitted inside your machine, allowing you to run the applications installed on your machine; the two most common operating systems with which you are likely to be familiar are Windows and MacOS."

"Linux has gathered millions of supporters over the last 9 years, for two key reasons: firstly, it is supremely good for implementing network applications (such as web sites, e-mail systems, etc.); secondly, it is Free Software."

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