What is Linux?

Its a bit complicated to answer.For a new user Linux is an Operating System just like Windows or Mac OS X.

Technically the name Linux refers to the kernel of an Operating System.Ubuntu Linux is an OS made using the kernel. Well then ‘What is an Operating System and what the heck is a kernel?’ An OS is a program that ‘operates’ your PC (it does everything on your PC).You cannot do anything on your computer without an Operating System (except use it as a paperweight). A kernel is a program or a collection of programs that forms the heart of an OS . A kernel is to an OS is the same as a motor is to an automobile.

What makes Linux different from other OS’s?- Linux is Open Source and free. You can customize it according to your wishes. It is not plagued by Viruses that affect other widely used OS’s. You can modify it according to your wishes (not just changing themes!).

Comments
  1. Kanu says:

    Linux is the kernel of an Operating System. ???

  2. Kanu says:

    Linux is the kernel of an Operating System. ???

    Also you are telling that no virus is there to attack linux na?

    /Kanu__

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