Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by
a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop
a system that exceeded the Minix standards. He began his work in 1991 when
he released version 0.02 and worked steadily until 1994 when version 1.0
of the Linux Kernel was released. The current full-featured version is 2.4
(released January 2001) and development continues.
Linux is developed under the GNU General Public License and its source code
is freely available to everyone. This however, doesn't mean that Linux and
its assorted distributions are free -- companies and developers may charge
money for it as long as the source code remains available. Linux may be used
for a wide variety of purposes including networking, software development,
and as an end-user platform. Linux is often considered an excellent, low-cost
alternative to other more expensive operating systems.
Due to the very nature of Linux's functionality and availability, it has
become quite popular worldwide and a vast number of software programmers
have taken Linux's source code and adapted it to meet their individual needs.
At this time, there are dozens of ongoing projects for porting Linux to
various hardware configurations and purposes.
Linux has an official mascot, the Linux Penguin, which was selected by
Linus Torvalds to represent the image he associates with the operating
system he created.
Although many variations of the word Linux exist, it is most often
pronounced with a short " i " and with the first syllable stressed,
as in LIH-nucks.
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