Introduction to Linux Operating System and History of Linux:
Definition and Explanation/Description:
Linux is another UNIX-like system that has gained popularity in recent years. It has been designed to run as many standard UNIX applications as possible. It has much in common with existing UNIX implementations. Linux is a rapidly evolving operating system.
Brief History of Linux Operating System:
MS DOS was popularly used in the early 1990's by many personal computers. Apple Macs were better but the price was very high. Unix itself was far more expensive. An operating system MINIX was written by Andrew S. Tanenbaum who was a Dutch professor. It was designed to run on Intel 8086 microprocessors. It was not outstanding but its source code was available. Linux Torvalds re-wrote MINIX and created Linux. The Linux operating
system-has also been adapted for use in Alpha, Mac, PowerPC and even palmtops.