Crossword clues for linux
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
computer operating system, named for Linux kernel, written 1991 by Linus Torvalds of Finland (who coined the word but did not choose it as the name).
Linux is a computer operating system based on the Linux kernel.
Linux may also refer to:
- Linux kernel, an operating system kernel
- Linux distribution, an operating system made as a collection of software based on the Linux kernel
- 9885 Linux, an asteroid
- Linux (washing powder), a washing powder from Swiss company Rösch
Linux (pronounced or, less frequently, ) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution. The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on October 5, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. The Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to describe the operating system, which has led to some controversy.
Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for personal computers based on the Intel x86 architecture, but has since been ported to more computer hardware platforms than any other operating system. Because of the dominance of Android on smartphones, Linux has the largest installed base of all general-purpose operating systems. Linux is also the leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers and virtually all fastest supercomputers, but is used on only around 2.3% of desktop computers when not including Chrome OS, which has about 5% of the overall and nearly 20% of the sub-$300 notebook sales. Linux also runs on embedded systems, which are devices whose operating system is typically built into the firmware and is highly tailored to the system; this includes smartphones and tablet computers running Android and other Linux derivatives, TiVo and similar DVR devices, network routers, facility automation controls, televisions, video game consoles and smartwatches.
The development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open-source software collaboration. The underlying source code may be used, modified and distributedcommercially or non-commerciallyby anyone under the terms of its respective licenses, such as the GNU General Public License. Typically, Linux is packaged in a form known as a Linux distribution (or distro for short) for both desktop and server use. Some of the most popular mainstream Linux distributions are Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, Linux Mint, Mageia, openSUSE and Ubuntu, together with commercial distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Distributions include the Linux kernel, supporting utilities and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project, and usually a large amount of application software to fulfil the distribution's intended use.
Distributions oriented toward desktop use typically include a windowing system, such as X11, Mir or a Wayland implementation, and an accompanying desktop environment such as GNOME or the KDE Software Compilation; some distributions may also include a less resource-intensive desktop, such as LXDE or Xfce. Distributions intended to run on servers may omit all graphical environments from the standard install, and instead include other software to set up and operate a solution stack such as LAMP. Because Linux is freely redistributable, anyone may create a distribution for any intended use.
Usage examples of "linux".
Type III PC Card modem, only the card services for Linux are, like, flatlined.
York had been a Linux evangelist, trying to convince everyone in the genetics department that they should abandon Windows and switch instead to the open-source operating system.
Windows-based PC displayed that blue screen of death, she felt like throwing her support in with the Linux crowd.
When I started using Linux I was accustomed to being able to create directories wherever I wanted and to give them whatever names struck my fancy.
I have been running Linux every day since late 1995 and have seen many application programs go down in flames, but I have never seen the operating system crash.
The first time I successfully installed Linux, I finally hit on something that worked by using the boot disk from one distribution with the CD-ROM for another.
When working with something as powerful as Linux, you can easily devote a full half-hour to engineering a single command line.
I got on the phone and started querying every local computer dealer and finally found one that didn't blanch at the word Linux.
Because Linux is freeware, it doesn't offer device drivers for all the latest hardware.
Linux, a technically superior operating system, is being given away for free, and BeOS is available at a nominal price.
In practice you hardly ever encounter a serious bug while running Linux.
Like almost all Linux users, I depend on having all of those details hidden away in thousands of little ASCII text files, which are in turn wedged into the recesses of the Unix filesystem.
So even when you are in full GUI mode, you can still talk to your Linux machine through a command-line interface.
All of the important files that make Linux systems work are right out in the open.
You can suck Linux right out of the air, as it were, by downloading the right files and putting them in the right places, but there probably are not more than a few hundred people in the world who could create a functioning Linux system in that way.