Linux?

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  1. Z0m

    Z0m Member

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    Ok well I have no idea what this does. I really dont know what linux is. I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me what Linux is and what the point of this is.
    Thanks!!!
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    Its an OS.
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    Linux is a generic term that commonly refers to Unix-like computer operating systems that use the Linux kernel. Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free software and open source development; typically all the underlying source code can be used, freely modified, and redistributed by anyone.

    Linux is predominantly known for its use in servers, although it is installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from embedded devices and mobile phones to supercomputers, and its popularity as a desktop/laptop operating system is growing due to the rise of netbooks and the Ubuntu distribution of the operating system.

    The name "Linux" comes from the Linux kernel, originally written in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. The system's utilities and libraries usually come from the GNU operating system, announced in 1983 by Richard Stallman. The GNU contribution is the basis for the alternative name GNU/Linux.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
  4. Z0m

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    thanks, but i was looking more for how it can help the Ipod Touch or iPhone
  5. SumDaii

    SumDaii Active Member

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    Its like you have got Macinstosh/Mac, and PC, and Linux...

    simple.. and now its available for teh iphone and ipod otuch!!!!!!!
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    It will generally allow to use alternative for Apple iPhone OS kernel that is closed source, also it make closer to run Android on iPhone since in based on Linux kernel.
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    Uhm.. no. Ubuntu is an OS, linux is not
  8. ubunix

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    Linux is basically a open-source os; very customizable.
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    Linux is not an OS.. as mentioned above, yet people seem to say it is...
    Linux is a kernel, (similar to the one that mac uses) which other distros use such as ubuntu.
  10. x7xDonutx7x

    x7xDonutx7x New Member

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    No one really answered the question here. What will happen if we install this?

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