18 February 2010

The history of Linux

Linux is the result of human culture is really just born, history of linux starts from the two figures are beneficial Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds. Once there is Richard Stallman who has a unique field that the right of a programmer is to get the source code that is free of charge for acquired applications, so Richard Stallman initialize a movement called the Free Software Movement, this movement grew until the end of the standing organization called the GNU Foundation. GNU Free Software Foundation's campaign for the movement and the GPL license. GNU Foundation also produces a lot of software that is licensed using the GPL rules so that users of these programs are free to use it Free. Free software lets users view the source-code of the software and have the right to increase or decrease their own

Linux is a word that has become a Buzzword in this era, and the meaning Linux is a step to learn Linux. Because of its open source, many developers want to create a Linux with its own style. Finally, the emergence of some kinds of Linux distributions. Tesebut better known Linux distribution with Linux distributions. Distros first batch of the famous is mandrake (now mandriva), Redhat (now Fedora Core), SUSE (now Novell), Debian, and Slackware.

From the first Linux distribution, was undertaken some engineering to produce new distros are unique to the present. The most unique distributions of late style LiveCD distro which need to be in lakakukan installation to be able to use the program. LiveCD distro can even be run on computers that do not have any hard disk at all. Live CD distros a lot, among other things:

1. Knoppix which is a derivative of Debian Linux LiveCD
2. Mandrake Move Live CD version of Mandrake
3. BioKnoppix derivative of Knoppix
4. Derivative of Slackware SLAX

Just about 15 years since discovered (starting 1991), Linux has been progressing very rapidly. This is certainly cause for some circles optisme concern for education in Indonesia, who then suggested some parties, especially the government and the academy to use Linux to handle the computing needs in Indonesia.

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