Exercises

1.What is free software? List three characteristics of free software.
2.Why is GNU/Linux popular? Why is it popular in academia?
3.What are multiuser systems? Why are they successful?
4.What is the Free Software Foundation/GNU? Linux? Which parts of the GNU/Linux operating system did each provide? Who else has helped build and refine this operating system?
5.In what language is GNU/Linux written? What does the language have to do with the success of GNU/Linux?
6.What is a utility program?
7.What is a shell? How does it work with the kernel? With the user?
8.How can you use utility programs and a shell to create your own applications?
9.Why is the GNU/Linux filesystem referred to as hierarchical?
10.What is the difference between a multiprocessor ...

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