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

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Chapter Summary

The GNU/Linux operating system grew out of the UNIX heritage to become a popular alternative to traditional systems (that is, MS Windows) available for microcomputer (PC) hardware. UNIX system users will find a familiar environment in GNU/Linux; at least one version has been POSIX certified. Distributions of GNU/Linux contain the expected complement of UNIX utilities, contributed by programmers around the world, including the set of tools developed as part of the GNU project. The GNU/Linux community is committed to the continued development of the system. Support for new microcomputer devices and features is added soon after the hardware becomes available, and the tools available on GNU/Linux continue to be refined. With many ...

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