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Lin·ux

 (lĭn′ŭks)
A trademark for an open-source version of the UNIX operating system.

Linux

(ˈlaɪnʌks) (ˈlɪnʌks)
n
(Computer Science) a nonproprietary computer operating system suitable for use on personal computers
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Noun1.Linux - an open-source version of the UNIX operating system
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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Linux
Linukso
järjestelmäLinuxLinux-pohjainen
Linux
Linuxリナックス
리눅스
Linux
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Richard Stallman comenzo su proyecto GNU cuando no pudo reparar el software de un impresora, mientras que Linus Torvalds re-escribio el nucleo de minix porque no estaba a favor de pagar por obtener el software que su profesor le obligaba a comprar.
--MINIX Compatibility: All processes that run on MINIX must run on MINIX4RT without modifications and sensible performance impact.
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"We still needed two to three times the staff to handle all the corporate offers that were coming in," said Casey Minix, interim director of corporate partnerships & cause marketing at ARC, of the days following Hurricane Katrina.
In 1985, Andrew Tannenbaum, a professor at Vrije University in Amsterdam, wrote Minix, a UNIX-compatible operating system for personal computers.
As an alternative, Torvalds decided to develop his own operating system, based on an educational version of Unix called Minix. Torvalds consulted with fellow hackers over the Internet about some defects.
Directors include Mark Nelson, Adam Mohammadbhoy, Barbara Levin, Eric Bruce Angelina Colonnesso, James Minix, and Gilbert Smith, Jr.
Inspired by Minix, an instructional version of Unix, Linux grew rapidly, attracting thousands of developers.
An introduction to operating systems using Minix, a UNIX derivative, that helped Linus Torvalds develop Linux.
Torvalds' work was originally based on a Unix-compatible OS microkernel called Minix, created by Andrew Tanenbaum for practical education of Unix, but evolved under the name Linux as an OS kernel in its own right.