What is Linux?
- Linux is an operatingsystem for computers.
- Designed by Linus Torvalds in 1991
- It is freely available for everyone and everyone is allowed to modify it. This kind of software is called Open Source.
- Linux – also named GNU/Linux – is distributed as part of Linux-distributions, also named distro's.
- GNU was launched in 1984 by Richard Stallman. A project aiming to create a completely free operating system for computers.
- (Parts of) the GNU-operatingsystem are nowdays being used in the operatingsystem usualy called Linux, and to which the FSF (Free Software Foundation) reffers as GNU/Linux