Linux

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.

9 lessons from 25 years of Linux kernel development

9 Lessons from 25 Years of Linux Kernel development
It may be many years before we fully understand the keys to the Linux kernel's success, but there are a few lessons that stand out even now.Read more

Best Couple of 2016: Display manager and window manager

Best Couple of 2016: Display Manager and Window Manager
Our pick for Best Couple this year are actually a pair of program types—not specific commands or programs.Read more

Why the operating system matters even more in 2017

Why the operating system matters even more in 2017
Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but expect them to be around a long time to come.Read more

LinuxQuestions.org celebrates sweet 16

LinuxQuestions.org celebrates sweet 16
The founder of LinuxQuestions.org looks back on the site's humble beginnings and the years in between.Read more

Managing devices in Linux

Managing devices in Linux
Explore how the /dev directory gives you direct access to your devices in Linux, and how this access can be used to learn more about and interact...Read more

25 years of Linux in 5 minutes

25 years of Linux in 5 minutes
Jeremy Garcia of LinuxQuestions.org and Bad Voltage (a podcast) delivers 25 years of Linux in five minutes.Read more

Build a VR web application in 15 minutes

Build a VR app in 15 minutes with Linux
In 15 minutes, you can develop a virtual reality application and run it in a web browser, on a VR headset, or with Google Daydream.Read more

How to run commands at shutdown on Linux

How to run commands at shutdown on Linux
Linux and Unix systems have long made it pretty easy to run a command on boot. But as it turns out, running a command on shutdown is a little more...Read more