CHAPTER 1Selecting an Operating System

Objectives:

  • images  1.1 Linux Evolution and Popular Operating Systems
  • images  4.1 Choosing an Operating System

images The fact that you’re reading this book means you want to learn about the Linux operating system (OS). To begin this journey, you must first understand what Linux is and what an OS is. This chapter describes what an OS is, how users interact with an OS, how Linux compares to other popular OSs, and how even ...

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