If you have been using any of the Linux distributions or intend to, you must be aware of the terminologies related to it. Therefore, with an objective to familiarize you with the new terms or the terms that you have heard of, I have tried my best to compile these 40 basic terminologies related to Linux.
Alien is a computer program that supports conversion between different Linux package formats. For example, it helps conversion between Linux Standard Base, RPM, deb, Stampede (.slp), Solaris (.pkg) and Slackware (.tgz) packages. It is also capable of automatically installing the generated packages, and can try to convert the installation scripts included in the archive as well.
# alien --to-rpm --scripts ./test.deb (test.deb converted to test.rpm)
Apache HTTP Server
The Apache HTTP Server commonly referred to as Apache is an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including Linux and Windows NT. It is also notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.
Now the application is available for a wide variety of OS, including UNIX, GNU, FreeBSD, Solaris, Novell NetWare, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, TPF, and eComStation.
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