What Operating System (OS) are you using now? Macintosh, Windows or Linux? Most of you will answer either Macintosh or Windows. Only few will answer Linux. Even though Linux is free, very few people are using it on PC or laptops. But what is Linux actually? Linux is the name of a Unix-based OS that is distributed to the public for free and is under the GNU General Public License (GPL), which means that Linux is distributed along with the source code.
Availability of source code access allows users to modify this OS which is then allowed to be used and redistributed freely. The name Linux itself is taken from the name of the creator, Linus Torvalds. The most important difference between the Linux OS and other popular operating systems is that it is located in the Linux kernel and the components that run it can be accessed freely and openly. But you need to know that Linux is not the only open source operating systems, there are still several other OS that are the same with Linux. But Linux is the best example and the most widely used open source OS.
The development of the Linux Operating System is done by distributing it freely so that each prospective user can download this OS on the internet or get it from special forums. Linux users in forums usually form a special community to modify the system, after the source code that has been modified again and shared via the internet or other media. Anyone is free to join the community in developing the Linux Operating Systems.
Here are a list of Linux Distribution :
- Debian Linux
- Mandrake Linux
- Redhat Linux
- OpenSUSE Linux
- Turbo Linux
- Blankon Linux
- Slackware Linux
- Linux Mint
Linux Mint is the elegant, modern version of Linux that is easy to use. It is one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world. You can download the latest Linux Mints in linuxmint website : https://linuxmint.com/download.php