Is a Unix-like and POSIX-compliant computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on 5 October 1991 by Linus Torvalds.Because it considers Linux to be a variant of the GNU operating system, initiated in 1983 by Richard Stallman, the Free Software Foundation prefers the name GNU/Linux when referring to the operating system as a whole; see GNU/Linux naming controversy for more details. It is the first and most famous success in FLOSS distributed collaborative project organized by Internet. It a pillar of the FLOSS, incredibly popular and used as base of other FLOSS programs. Possibly it is the single most important project in FLOSS. The foundantion declares it is the most widely used software in the world.
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