- an operating system, based on UNIX, that runs on many different hardware platforms and whose source code is available to the public.
Examples from the Web for linux
Contemporary Examples of linux
OS X is needed to run Final Cut Pro, a state-of-the-art video editing software, and Linux is used to hack into wireless networks.The Technology Propelling #OccupyWallStreet
October 6, 2011
Historical Examples of linux
- a nonproprietary computer operating system suitable for use on personal computers
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).