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Linux

  1. 1. Operating System: LinuxBy: Victoria Lin and Rebecca Reimbolt
  2. 2. • Like Windows, Mac OS, UNIX• Runs primarily on PC• Operating System
  3. 3. • Task scheduler• Memory manager• Disk managerWhat Does an OperatingSystem Do?
  4. 4. • Network manager• Input/output manager• Security managerWhat Does OperatingSystem Do? cont.
  5. 5. • 1991• Linus Torvalds• Made available for freeHow was it created?
  6. 6. • Programmers can add• Allows enhancement• Software developers• Growing audienceWhat is the attraction?
  7. 7. • Experimenting with operating systems • Control over operating systems • Dislike MicrosoftWho uses Linux?
  8. 8. • Many available for Linux• Wine projectApplications
  9. 9. • Free• Develop/enhance• Customizable versions• General public license (GPL)Windows vs. Linux
  10. 10. • Pros: • Experimentation • Constantly improving • Hands-on• Cons: • Complex • Difficult for average userPros and Cons
  11. 11. • Freeware• Cheap hardware• Adoptable• Less control over businesses• Free/open sourceUnix-like
  12. 12. • Fast growing• Adopted by many users around worldMarket Growth
  13. 13. • Embedded systems/Mobile devices• Supercomputers• NetbooksLinux Adoption
  14. 14. • Allows users to interact with images• Common for embedded systemsGraphical User Interface
  15. 15. • Supports various programming languages • ADA • C • C++ • Java • FortranProgramming on Linux
  16. 16. • Specific user group• General• Highly specialized• Commercial/Non commercial• BusinessTypes and Trends
  17. 17. • Distributed through packages• Examples • Gentoo • Arch Linux • DebianLinux Distribution
  18. 18. • Gnome and KDE Plasma DesktopDesktop Linux
  19. 19. • SCO-Linux • License agreements• GNU-LinuxControversies
  20. 20. • Linuxquestions.org• Linux user groupsCommunities

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