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Q&A: What’s in a Linux Name?

Jun 11, 2009, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"First created by the Finnish programmer Linus Torvalds in 1991, Linux still maintains its open-source status today. This means that unlike a closed system (Microsoft Windows, for instance), the underlying source code for Linux is open for programmers to tinker, enhance and improve. With 18 years of programmers fiddling with the system, variations -- commonly known as distributions-- of Linux have naturally popped up."

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