Re: A complete beginner to Linux
> From: "Ray Dermody" <CSM30013@...>UNIX was developed by Bell Lads in I think the 60's. Linux is project
> Anybody kind enough to answer a few questions to a complete Linux
> 1) Whats the difference between Linux and Unix?.
started by Linus Torvalds 1991, which has evolved through other people's
patches etc etc. Unix is not used as it is these days, however UNIX is
what we call commercial Unix-like operating systems these days. Linux is
> 2) Since thats its freeware who programmed the damn thing?.
>Well, the linux kernel is considered quite platformrespected and stable.
> 3) Why is Linux better than any other Os'es?.
It runs on dozens of platforms, and I know people who've run their linux
boxen 5 years w/o a reboot.
>no. Linux is a kernel, not an Operating system. People usually refer to
> 4) Is there a GUI version of Linux?
Linux as an operating system to simplify things. There are GUIs that
*run* on the linux kernel, though. :> I like KDE's windowmanager, KWM,
that can be found at http://www.kde.org/