Categories: Uncategorized | July 13th, 2013 | by admin | no comments
In April of 1991 a Finnish computer science student studying at the University of Helsinki decided to build a simple free operating system. For the student, Linus Benedict Torvalds, it was merely a hobby that allowed him to learn all of the functions of his PC with a new 80386 processor.
After months of work, he went public on a message board and solicited feedback in August of 1991, by October, Linux was released and has grown and matured ever since.
Linus Torvalds continued developing Linux and received a Master’s degree from the University of Helsinki in 1997.The full explanation Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | May 19th, 2013 | by admin | no comments
Computer users who are tired of the expense, hassle and limitations of their propitiatory operating systems may be very happy to learn that they have another option available. Linux operating systems that are open source and free for users can do much to improve your experience and ensure that you are able to get the most out of your system. Learning more about the many different Linux options that are available, which will be best suited for you and how you can go about getting started could prove to be a very rewarding undertaking. Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | April 2nd, 2013 | by admin | no comments
There are many reasons to choose the Linux operating system for home and business use, but the root of all of these reasons is cost: plain and simple. While commercial operating systems can costs hundred, or even thousands of dollars, Linux is available free of charge, which means that there is no initial outlay in installing a linux kernel based operating system. But the freedom linux provides goes far beyond any monetary outlay.
Linux is licensed under the General Public License (GPL), which means that the source code is freely available for anyone to inspect. This has lead to Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | December 4th, 2012 | by admin | no comments
The Linux kernel is an open source program that was designed by programmer Linus Torvalds. It forms the basis of the free “Linux” operating system. Available for free on the Internet, it can be downloaded and compiled from source or downloaded as a pre-compiled binary.
One of the Linux kernel’s greatest features is the ability for the user to compile the kernel from source. This involves downloading an archive containing all of the source code, configuring a “Make file” and then setting the computer to compile. Because the user Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | October 5th, 2011 | by www.kerneltools.org | no comments
Linux is one of the favorite operating systems of those who work with computers and computer programming. It is a Unix-based OS. One of the drawback of this kind of operating system is that it is not designed with security paramount.
Though Linux is an extremely valuable OS for any sort of techie, it is very much a work in progress. One of the loopholes inherent in that process is the issue of DAC, or discretionary access control. DAC can Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | October 1st, 2011 | by admin | no comments
Linux is a wonderfully secure and stable operating system, but there are certainly drawbacks to it as well. The largest hurdle has to do with “Ease of Use”. In Windows most tasks require little interaction and are point and click in nature. With Linux the installation requires user interaction and you are responsible for customizing certain parts of the procedure. Also when you finish installation there is a steep learning curve since even doing basic things like changing your screen resolution Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | September 30th, 2011 | by admin | no comments
Linux is a computer operating system, which at one point in time was only for advanced computer users; you know, the people who could operate a command line prompt. In modern times, Linux comes in distributions that are geared towards the entry level of computer users. Let us go over the pros of the Linux operating system.
Linux is perhaps one of the most easily modified operating systems in existence. It can be modified to suit anyones tasks, regardless of how big or small the task Continue Reading »
Categories: Uncategorized | September 29th, 2011 | by admin | no comments
For starters, the Linux Kernel is an operating system kernel for Unix-like operating systems and is considered the most prominent examples of free open source software. It is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 and is developed by contributors all over the world.
So what does the Linux Kernel do?
A kernel is the lowest level of easily replaceable software that interfaces with the hardware in your computer. The Linux kernel is responsible for interfacing all of your applications that are running in “user mode” all the way down to the physical hardware. It Continue Reading »