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Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware. Learn more on our what is Linux resource page.

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Tuxedo makes it easy to buy an out-of-the-box "penguin-ready" laptop.
Gold star

Working on projects that will be distributed widely? Learn more about golden images so it's easy to revert to a "perfect" state if things go wrong.
Wratchet set tools

Use GCC to cross-compile binaries for different architectures from a single build machine.
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Get our simplified instructions for installing both.
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Ready to dive in and learn Linux? Try these 10 ways to get started.
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Learn how to get started with the Linux xclip utility.
People working together to build

Learn how firewalls work and which settings to tweak for better Linux security.
FreeDOS fish logo and command prompt on computer

The operating system's history is a great example of the open source software model: developers working together to create something.