[lin-uh ks or, esp. British, lin-oo ks]
an operating system, based on UNIX, that runs on many different hardware platforms and whose source code is available to the public.
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Now, have a look—this is a Linux computer with some of the most advanced robotics ever engineered.
The high school kids who broke it were Brazilian Linux hackers who lived in a favela -- a kind of squatter's slum.
British Dictionary definitions for linux
a nonproprietary computer operating system suitable for use on personal computers
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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).
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