What is GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux is an operating system, a large piece of software that manages a computer. It is similar to Microsoft Windows, but it is entirely free. The accurate name is GNU/Linux but "Linux" is used more often.

The history of GNU/Linux

Linux started in 1991 but we need to go back to 1969. In 1969 Kenneth Lane Thompson and Dennis MacAlistair Richie maded the UNIX operating system at AT&T Bell Labs and maded the programing language C with needs a another blog post for itself. Unix was owned by AT&T. Devepoled like it because of the util of it but licening with this software was annoying and a guy name Richard Matthew Stallman did not like this. He maded the GNU project to create a free UNIX-like operating system in 1983. He wrote GPL (GNU General Public License) as a part of his project. He also maded the GNU kernal but this was not as popular as UNIX. Linux Torvald started the Linux project. His email sated:

Hello everybody out there using minix - I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clone. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things). I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seems to work. This implies that I'll get something practical within a few months, and I'd like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-) PS. Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. it is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.

This email was wrong

Later on he combined it will GNU and maded it open source. Now Linux is not just a small project. It is everywheres. This website runs on Linux. Most servers run linux.

Why is GNU/Linux everywheres

GNU/Linux have things called distros this allows anyone to make a there own GNU/Linux and change it how they want.