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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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A weekly look at open source community and industry trends.

A universal packaging format with a decentralized means of distribution. Plus, portability and sandboxing.
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Learn basic Bash programming syntax and tools, as well as how to use variables and control operators, in the first article in this three-part series.
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Add users (and customize their accounts as needed) with the useradd command.
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The GNOME desktop makes it easy to use emoji in your communications.
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The simplicity, portability, and extensibility of rxvt-unicode make it an excellent Linux terminal.
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The GNOME project's decision to centralize on GitLab is creating benefits across the community—even beyond the developers.
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This Linux story begins with a kid reading about Linux in issues of PC Magazine from his childhood home in Costa Rica. Today, he's a passionate member of the global Linux community.