Non-nerd's Guide to Computers/lin
The GNU Project was created by Richard Stallman to develop a Unix-like "free" operating system — software which respects its users freedoms. Unix-like operating systems comprise software collections of applications, libraries, and programmer/developer tools, all overlaid on a "kernel" - the program that allocates resources and communicates with the hardware.
The combination of GNU and Linux is the GNU/Linux operating system, used by millions and usually, incorrectly, simply called “Linux”.
Because of its stability, it is often used on servers and mission critical systems.Last modified on 15 July 2011, at 19:21