Getting Started with GNU/Linux

What is Linux?

This language was mainly developed in creating the UNIX system. With this new technique, it was too much. It is easy to develop an operating system that can run on different types of hardware. The software vendors have suddenly matched because they can sell ten times more software, more disabled. Weird new situations have been established: Imagine, for instance, computers from various vendors communicating on the same network or working on different systems without working on other systems education to use another computer. UNIX has done a big deal to help users match different Systems. The development of unions over the next two decades continued. More hardware and software vendors added support for UNIX to their products.

UNIX was initially found at the beginning of huge surroundings with mainframes and mini-computers (it is a PC is a "micro" computer). But small computers were developed, and many were computers by the end of the 80s.

Understanding Linux and GNU

Linux may be different depending on the distribution, but the foundations of all graphical and other interfaces survive the Linux system. Standards provide GNU tools to manage and use the system management. All GNU tools are open source so that they can install any system. Most distributions pre-compiled offer the packages of most common devices such as RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) packages in Red Hat and Debian packages ( Deb or is also called dpkg). In Debian, we don't have to be a programmer to install a package on your system. However, if most distributions come, we will enjoy all the distributions. The complete set of full development equipment allows us to install new software from the source code. This setup doesn’t exist in a pre-packaged form to suit your system; it allows us to install the software.

Lists of standard GNU software are:

  • Bash: The GNU shell
  • GCC: The GNU C Compiler
  • GDB: The GNU Debugger
  • Coreutils: a set of essential UNIX-style utilities, such as ls, cat, and chmod
  • findutils: to search and find files
  • Fontutils: to convert fonts from one format to another or make new fonts
  • The Gimp: GNU Image Manipulation Program