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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Chapter Review

In this chapter, you were introduced to the Linux operating system. I first discussed what an operating system is. I also discussed the components that compose the Linux operating system. I emphasized the fact that modern computer systems and operating systems are modular. You can install Linux on any compatible computer.

I then spent some time reviewing the historical development of Linux. I reviewed the typical corporate software development model and related how Linux was developed outside this norm. I talked about GNU and the GPL. I discussed the fact that Linux is developed under the GPL, allowing anyone free access to the source code.

I reviewed how Linux distributions are created and reviewed several of the more popular ...

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