Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

WATCH "Lumbersexual"

Linux

[lin-uh ks or, esp. British, lin-oo ks] /ˈlɪn əks or, esp. British, ˈlɪn ʊks/
Computers, Trademark.
1.
an operating system, based on UNIX, that runs on many different hardware platforms and whose source code is available to the public.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Linux
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Now, have a look—this is a Linux computer with some of the most advanced robotics ever engineered.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • The high school kids who broke it were Brazilian Linux hackers who lived in a favela -- a kind of squatter's slum.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for Linux

linux

/ˈlaɪnʌks/
noun
1.
a nonproprietary computer operating system suitable for use on personal computers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Linux

computer operating system, named for Linux kernel, written 1991 by Linus Torvalds of Finland (who coined the word but did not choose it as the name).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for Linux

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for linux