Q&A: What’s in a Linux Name?

“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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