What is Linux?
If you’re a beginner in the world of Ubuntu, then you’re probably getting confused about a common term that they usually discuss, Linux. In order to become well versed in using the Ubuntu operating system, you need to have a good knowledge about Linux. In this post, we’ll introduce you about the basics of the Linux kernel.
In the early 1980s, an operating system is very popular and it was called UNIX, however, there’s a lack of sharing and improvement for the system. Therefore, somebody created an operating system, which also works like UNIX. The difference is that this version of UNIX can be shared and improved by its users. This is called MINIX, which is primarily a teaching tool.
Then, a group called GNU project write the new operating system called GNU, which is short for GNU’s Not Unix. However, they don’t have all the components they need to create a fully working OS and Linus Torvalds began to create a replacement for MINIX, which is free to use for anyone, and later became the Linux kernel.
In short, Linux is not the actual operating system, it’s the kernel used by Linux based operating system such as Ubuntu. The kernel is what made these free operating systems free of charge.
Uses of Linux
Linux is first deployed for use with servers. Today, most websites are run using the Linux operating system because of its speed and low resources usage. And while it was a popular operating system for servers until today, Linux found its way to desktop computers as well as mobile phones and even wristwatches and supercomputers.
Top Linux Distribution
There’s a number of increasing Linux distributions around the internet and choosing from them can be a very daunting task, especially if you are new to Linux. But it would be biased if we were going to tell you that Ubuntu is the best just because we’re focusing on Ubuntu. So, we’re going to list the most popular Linux distros over the internet.
Distributions are kept up by private people and business entities. A conveyance can be introduced utilizing a CD that contains appropriation particular programming for introductory framework establishment and arrangement. For the clients, most mainstream conveyances offer full grown application administration frameworks that permit clients to hunt, discover, and put in new applications with simply a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Here they are…
- Linux Mint
- Arch Linux
- Slackware Linux
In the end, people will need to choose depending upon their preferences and level of expertise. For beginners, Linux Mint and Ubuntu are best. For medium users, openSUSE and Fedora are best while for expert power users, Arch Linux and FreeBSD are for you.