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.

Top 7 Linux games of 2016

Top Linux Games of 2016
What were the hot Linux games of the year? We pick a few favorites.Read more

How Linux got to be Linux: Test driving 1993-2003 distros

How Linux got to be Linux: Test driving 1993-2003 distros
We test drive Slackware 1.01, Debian 0.91, Jurix, SUSE 5.1, Red Hat 6.0, Mandrake 8.0, and Fedora 1 to see how they compare to the more modern Linux...Read more

Using the command-line calendar and date functions in Linux

Using the command-line calendar and date functions in Linux
Linux has powerful commands built into your terminal to help you work with dates and times. Learn how to use them in this brief introduction.Read more

3 web browsers for the Linux command line

Command-line web browsers
Web browsers that run in a terminal window are alive and kicking. They're niche, but still get the job done.Read more

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