FreeOS.com: The penguin inside
Dec 30, 2000, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Satya)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
[ Thanks to Mayank
for this link. ]
"Ever wondered why seemingly sane people would choose to
install and use Linux? Is there some method to this madness? Here's
a geek's reasons for leaving the safety of Windows for uncharted
territory. What does Linux have that other OS' don't?"
"I'm sure that anyone even remotely interested in computers must
have heard of Linux by now. Some have wondered what it is, others
have tried installing it. Yet others play with it now and then.
Some people bless it and some curse it. Some are scared of the
apparent need to learn arcane commands. Others would rather type
`find / -name mailto.pl -print' than search through a GUI file
"But there are many who wonder -- Just what is Linux? Linus
Torvalds, the man behind Linux, says that it is not the cure for
world hunger. It is an operating system, somewhat similar to Unix.
What most people call Linux is actually a core (the Linux kernel,
which is all that Linus really developed) and a whole bunch of
utilities, applications, TSR's, and what-not. "