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Networking The Complete Reference, Third Edition by Bobbi Sandberg

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19 Linux

Developed as a college project by Linus Torvalds of Sweden, the Linux operating system has emerged as one of the most popular Unix variants. This chapter covers the advantages and disadvantages of Linux, Linux file systems, and how to work with Linux files.

Understanding Linux

Written in the C programming language, Linux uses GNU tools, which are freely available. Like other variants, Linux is available as a free download from the Internet in versions for most standard hardware platforms and is continually refined by an ad hoc group of programmers who communicate mainly through Internet mailing lists and newsgroups. Because of its popularity, many Linux modules and applications have been developed. Often new features and capabilities ...

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