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CHAPTER 1
An Introduction to Linux
In this chapter, you will learn about
•  The role of an operating system
•  How Linux came to be
•  The open source software philosophy
•  Linux distributions
•  Choosing an operating system
•  Common Linux implementations
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The introduction and adoption of Linux has been an interesting drama to observe. When Linux was first introduced back in the early 1990s, it largely went unnoticed. Professionals in the information technology industry were focused on the big operating systems of the day, including Microsoft ...

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