whatis

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/www/drupal/drupal-6.19/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.
17

What’s This “Linux” Thing and Why Should I Try It?

http://www.makeuseof.com

It seems every new computer in the last year has had Linux, but to most people that doesn’t mean anything. It probably leaves you wondering, “what’s this Linux thing everyone’s talking about?”
So, what is this Linux thing?

Read more »
anna's picture
Created by anna 6 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 40 weeks ago
Category: Beginner   Tags:
8

What Is Linux?

http://linuxiseasy.blogspot.com

Linux (pronunced: /ˈlɪnʊks/, lin-uks) is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards. He began his work in 1991 when he released version 0.02 and worked steadily until 1994 when version 1.0 of the Linux Kernel was released.

Read more »
bluecheese's picture
Created by bluecheese 7 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 2 weeks ago
Category: Beginner   Tags:
16

The art of using manuals

http://polishlinux.org

Detailed and proper documentation of source code and programs is the milestone of Unix culture, as we may read in “The art of Unix Programming” by Eric Steven Raymond. The first application on Unix was the platform to prepare documents. The platform was used by Bell Labs to prepare patent documents.

Read more »
mads's picture
Created by mads 7 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 6 weeks ago
Category: End User   Tags:
13

What is Open Source?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

The egalitarianism of Richard Stallman, the practicality of Eric Raymond, the engineering values of Linus Torvalds. So, too, the stories of Vint Cerf, of Tim Berners-Lee, and of early peering arrangements, in which moving money became secondary to moving bits.

Read more »
C733tus's picture
Created by C733tus 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 9 weeks ago
Category: Philosophy   Tags:
18

What the hell is Ogg Vorbis, and why should I use it?

http://happylinuxthoughts.blogspot.com

"Ogg Vorbis is a new audio compression format. It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as MP3, VQF, AAC, and other digital audio formats. It is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented."

Read more »
dave's picture
Created by dave 7 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 10 weeks ago
Category: Beginner   Tags: