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

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Additional Features of GNU/Linux

The developers picked features from both BSD and System V, as well as features developed by Sun Microsystems for its versions of UNIX. Also, features not found in any previous version of UNIX were added to GNU/Linux. Finally, although most of the tools found on UNIX exist for GNU/Linux, in many cases these tools have been replaced by more modern counterparts. The following sections describe many of the popular tools and features available under GNU/Linux.

GUI: Graphical User Interfaces

The X Window System, also called X, was developed in part by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and provides the foundation for the GUIs available with GNU/Linux. Given a terminal or workstation screen that ...

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