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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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What Is So Good about GNU/Linux?

In recent years GNU/Linux has emerged as a powerful and innovative UNIX work-alike. Its popularity is surpassing that of its UNIX predecessors. Although it mimics UNIX in many ways, the GNU/Linux operating system departs from UNIX in several significant ways: The Linux kernel is implemented independently of both BSD and System V, the continuing development of GNU/Linux is taking place through the combined efforts of many capable individuals throughout the world, and GNU/Linux puts the power of UNIX within easy reach of business and personal computer users. Today, skilled programmers submit, over the Internet, additions and improvements to the operating system to Linus Torvalds, GNU, or one of the other authors ...

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