Essay on Linux Operating System

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Linux is a trademark owned by Linus Torvalds [1]. It is an operating system which is powerful, free and inexpensive to own based on UNIX [1]. It is a POSIX-compliant with versions available to install in cell phones, supercomputers and most computing systems [1]. Linux is an open source program as its source code is available to the general public for use and the right to modify from its original design without any charges [1]. New code will be added to the next version made available with Linux if it is accepted as a universal improvement [1]. The code will continue to exist and developed by the user even if the company fails [1]. Moreover, updates for Linux are available every six months [1]. Nowadays, Linux is in constant development by…show more content…
Linux is then officially belongs to the world [2]. Linux kernel was first published under its own license by Linux, which had a restriction on commercial activity under its own license [2]. GNU GPL, which used in version 0.99 was then published in the mid-December 1992 [2]. In 1996, Linus announced that the mascot for Linux wound be a penguin [2]. This is because Linus was bitten by a penguin on his visit to the National Zoo & Aquarium at Canberra [2]. However, an original draft of today’s well known mascot had been provided by Larry Ewing based of this description [2]. There are advantages and disadvantages of Linux operating system. The first advantages of Linux operating system is it is free to obtain [3]. Unlike Microsoft, Linux distribution can be installed on more than one computer without any cost charged [3]. Besides that, Linux can run perfect on old computers and enable users to browse the Internet, email, play games, create and edit documents and others [3]. In security aspect, Linux is much stronger than Windows. This is because Linux uses smart authorization management [5], which requires user to authorize any action that might harm their computer by entering the password [5]. By this way, users are less likely to be tricked into installing malware and running virus programs [5]. In addition, if user faces any technical problem, they can visit any of the Linux online forums and post the
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