Linux (disambiguation)

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This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same or a similar title.

Linux may mean:

  • Developing Article Linux (operating system): A free and open source operating system kernel designed by Linus Torvalds. The kernel is typically augmented by a plethora of other software, creating a Linux distribution. [e]
  • Developing Article Linux kernel: The core piece of the Linux operating system that controls processes, manages memory, and loads device drivers. [e]
  • Developed Article Linux distribution: A version of Linux comprised of the Linux kernel, all or part of the GNU operating system, and assorted other software. [e]

Many also confuse the Linux kernel, and the Linux operating systems, with Linus Torvalds, the creator and maintainer of the Linux kernel.