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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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Text files and Linux go hand in hand. Or so it seems. But how you view those text files depends on what tools you're comfortable with.
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Doing Linux kernel and firmware development leads to lots of reboots and lots of wasted time.
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How the quest to prevent time from running out led to all corners of the Linux kernel.
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Celebrating Penguin Awareness Day with stories about the moment we learned about Linux.

Answer our annual poll to let us know what your favorite Linux distribution is this year.

The Faucet software-defined network controller enables users to run networks the same way they run server clusters.
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Set up a basic live streaming server on a Linux or BSD operating system.

Take our poll and share your opinion on whether the Linux philosophy still holds sway today.