IN THIS CHAPTER
The GNU/Linux Connection
The Heritage of GNU/Linux: UNIX
What Is So Good about GNU/Linux?
Overview of GNU/Linux
Additional Features of GNU/Linux
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.
The new operating system came together with a lot of hard work. Programmers throughout the world were quick to extend the kernel and develop other tools, adding functionality matching that found in both Berkeley UNIX (BSD) and System V UNIX (SVR4) and adding new functionality as well.
The new operating system, developed through ...