|Title: ||What is Linux?|
What is Linux ?
Eloquence A.06.00 and above is available for the
Linux operating system
on the Intel platform.
In case you never heard of Linux before (which is rather unlikely
these days) ...
Linux was originally created in 1991 by Linux Torvalds, a young engineering
student at the University of Helsinki in Finland and is developed by
a global group of (thousands of) programmers on the Internet.
Linux is a freely-distributable, multi-tasking, multi-user operating
system that gives you the power and reliability of UNIX on a personal
computer. It implements a superset of the POSIX standard to which all
UNIX systems comply.
Linux interoperates well with other operating systems, including those
from Apple, Microsoft and Novell.
Linux is the most popular Unix variant for PCs and is gaining significant
market share. Linux is being used by millions of people all over the
world. It is one of the the most popular systems to implement web services
and widely used for software development, as an application server,
to build networking intfrastructure (intra-office and Internet) and as
an end-user platform.
The well known
said 1997 about Linux:
"It's powerful. It's open. It's free. That's why this Unix is entering
What would you say if you were offered a graphical OS that has the
ability to run on both a low-end 386 and the fastest Pentium Pro, handles
most of your DOS and Windows 3.1 applications, connects to anything on
your network, and is free?"
Hewlett-Packard is now considering Linux as a strategic operating
system (besides HP-UX and Windows NT) and is supporting Linux on
their PC based server systems. So does IBM and almost all other