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Chapter 1. Welcome to Linux

1. Welcome to Linux

In This Chapter

The GNU–Linux Connection2
The Linux 2.6 Kernel5
The Heritage of Linux: UNIX5
What Is So Good About Linux?6
Overview of Linux10
Additional Features of Linux14
Conventions Used in This Book16


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.


  

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