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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems

Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems

Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linuxkernel. Typically, Linuxis packaged in a form known as a  distribution for both desktop and server use The defining component of a  distribution is the Linuxkernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991,

by Linus Torvalds. Many Linuxdistributions use the word “Linux” in their name. The Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linuxto refer to the operating system family, as well as specific distributions, to emphasize that mostLinux distributions are not just the Linuxkernel,

originally developed for personal computers based on the Intel x86 architecture, but has since been ported to more platforms than any other operating system. Because of the dominance of the kernel-based Android OS on smartphones, Linuxhas the largest installed base of all general-purpose operating systems