We will start with an overview of how Linux became the operating
system it is today. We will discuss past and future development and
take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of this
system. We will talk about distributions, about Open Source in
general and try to explain a little something about GNU.
This chapter answers questions like:
What is Linux?
Where and how did Linux start?
Isn't Linux that system where everything is done in text
Does Linux have a future or is it just hype?
What are the advantages of using Linux?
What are the disadvantages?
What kinds of Linux are there and how do I choose the one that
What are the Open Source and GNU movements?