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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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Whether you want to ease your migration from Mac to Linux or just don't like the standard Linux package managers, give Homebrew a try.
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Replace your terminal's boring green-on-black color scheme.
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Whether you need help to stay focused, maintain timeliness, or find shortcuts to avoid repetition, these Linux tools have you covered.
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Knowing how Linux uses libraries, including the difference between static and dynamic linking, can help you fix dependency problems.
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You can do nearly anything on Linux that you can do on a Mac—with the freedom of an open source operating system.
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Bash's history command surpasses all other Linux shell history interfaces in the number of features it offers.
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Open source and Linux create an environment ripe for hands-on learning and experimentation, and it's never too early to start.
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Source is like a Python import or a Java include. Learn it to expand your Bash prowess.