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> Look at Linux, the operating system that is an universal platform
 Posted: Mar 19 2012, 11:40 AM
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Linux has come of age. In 2012, Linux will be 21 years old, a mature operating system with support for a spectrum of usage models. But it's hard to think of Linux as just an operating system—it's more like a chameleon. Its flexible and modular kernel addresses so many usage models (from the biggest supercomputer to the smallest embedded device) that it's difficult to classify it as anything other than an enabling technology. In fact, Linux is a platform. It's a key technology that enables the creation of new products, some of which were unknown just a short time ago.

Let's begin with a quick exploration of Linux, its basic architecture, and some of its important key principles. Then, look at how Linux applies these principles to a variety of usage models and why it's a platform, not just an operating system.

Someone at IBM found it a good idea to explain what Linux really is (and to get rid of the many misleading pieces floating around on the web). The complete item can be read here.

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 Posted: Mar 19 2012, 10:42 PM
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Good article. Thanks for sharing smile.gif
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Thanks for sharing.

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 Posted: May 3 2012, 02:47 PM
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Good reading, thank you. smile.gif
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