Why Linux Is So Great?In 1990 appears the GNU project that contains a full range of applications but without the only major missing component, the core operating system. At this point Linux system enters the scene. Linux originally appeared as a project of Linus Torvalds, then a student at the University of Helsinki. Linus Benedict Torvalds created an operating system for PC or 386, from Minix, a Unix-like operating system, written by Professor Andrew Tanenbaum for teaching purposes.
As a curiosity, Torvalds chose for its name 'Freax' but his closest friends did not like that name, prompting him to give the public the name of Linux.
The first functional version of the Linux kernel was released on 5 October 1991. This operating system was combined with GNU programs, different programs with the BSD and the MIT X Window graphics to form a complete operating system called GNU / Linux. Linux system has experienced since its launch, a great success, reaching the second moment in terms of number of users. A recent study by IDC reveals that Linux is regarded as having significant advantages over other operating systems in terms of price, cost of administration, stability and performance.
Unlike other operating systems, no company does own Linux. Moreover, it is protected by GNU Public License, which stipulates that you can copy and use free software code, provided to allow others to do the same. All Linux distributions are free of charge. According to the permissions expressed in the aforementioned license, Linux can be copied or redistributed without any restrictions. If you are a programmer, you have access to the entire operating system source code, and if you are willing, you can add new features or correct errors.
Linux system itself contains a core called kernel and a huge number of programs and utilities. It is a complete operating system that contains virtually any type of application, being able to play a variety of roles.