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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

Thanks to Jeff Alami for this link.

"Technically speaking, Linux is not an operating system. It is simply the kernel, or heart, of the operating system. This kernel handles system processes, hardware access, and many other critical tasks. The operating system we term "Linux" is in fact a Unix-like system incorporating the Linux kernel, GNU compiler and utilities, BSD software, the X Window System for windowing and graphics, and applications software. A Linux system, in its complete glory, is sometimes termed "GNU/Linux" because of its reliance on system software developed by the Free Software Foundation's GNU project."

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