The Free & Open-Source OS!
What is GNU/Linux?
GNU/Linux is a full-fledged operating system containing a great amount of GNU and Linux software that we use in our everyday work and entertainment. It is Free in cost and freedom, User-Friendly, privacy resepecting, and is useful in many situations.
- Unix was made in 1969
- Richard Stallman invents GNU in 1984, as a free software alternative to Unix.
- Needs a kernel, so Linus Torvalds makes one
- GNU/Linux is born!
There are many distros of GNU/Linux, including:
- Linux Mint
link that guy's vid
- faster loadup
- much more customizable
- Privacy-respecting - not spyware
- Less viruses due to being less attacked, and more security features
- No forced updates!
- Free as in freedom, and in price
- native games on steam and gog
- things don’t work sometimes
- takes time to learn (like any os)
- forum support not great for arder distros like Arch (RTFM)
- However, it pays off to use it, because you have a free system that respects your rights.
GNU/Linux is Everywhere!
- IoT (fridges)
- Phones (Android)
- Most businesses (even Microsoft and Amazon) use some form of GNU/Linux.
- Therefore, you’ve been using it this whole time!
A speech that I'm sure Stallman has said at some point.
- I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
- Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called Linux, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.
- There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called Linux distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux!
- Browsing- GNU Icecat, Links
- Video- MPV/Celluloid
- Audio- Quod Libet
- Drawing- GIMP/Inkscape
- Many custom file managers, image viewers, pdf viewers, terminals, and much more!
Fun Terminal Commands
- ascii photo