-Linux is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. -Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for Intel x86-based personal computers. -It has since been ported to more computer hardware platforms than any other operating system. -The development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration: the underlying source code may be used, modified, and distributed—commercially or non-commercially—by anyone under licenses such as the GNU General Public License.
Author: James Koo