© David Both 2020David BothUsing and Administering Linux: Volume 1https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5049-5_2
2. Introduction to Operating Systems
In this chapter you will learn to
Describe the functions of the main hardware components of a computer
List and describe the primary functions of an operating system
Briefly outline the reasons that prompted Linus Torvalds to create Linux
Describe how the Linux core utilities support the kernel and together create an operating system
Choice – Really!
Every computer requires an operating system. The operating system you use on your computer is at least as important – or more so – than the hardware you run it on. The operating system (OS) is the software that determines ...