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Chapter 1. Welcome to Linux - Pg. 1

1 Chapter 1. Welcome to Linux IN THIS CHAPTER The GNU-Linux Connection The Linux 2.6 Kernel The Heritage of Linux: UNIX What Is So Good About Linux? Overview of Linux Additional Features of Linux Conventions Used in This Book The Linux kernel was developed by Finnish undergraduate student Linus Torvalds, who used the Internet to make the source code immediately available to others for free. Torvalds released Linux version 0.01 in September 1991.