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Old 11-18-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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What are the advantages of the Linux operating system?


Dear All,

Could you tell me what are the advantages of the Linux operating system? I have got the following stuff, does it meaning?

Linux is the most popular open sources free operating system which is based primarily on the Linux Kernel OS. The first Linux software was launched in 1971 and was entirely programmed using assembly language. It became popular mostly because of its facility of providing open source software. This operating system has given unlimited advantages and privileges to its users.

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:22 AM   #2
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Dear All,

Could you tell me what are the advantages of the Linux operating system? I have got the following stuff, does it meaning?
Given your recent history of posting homework, firstly could we have an assurance that this isn't just another homework post, please?

I doubt that i could list all of the advantages of the Linux Operating System (over what...some other particular Operating System (...which?) a clockwork toy, a vacuum cleaner, a space shuttle??? If you are looking for advantages of 'A', there has to be a 'B' to compare against. And, it seems peculiar, in that case, not to want to know what the advantages of 'B' against 'A' are; if you wanted to clean a floor, it should be obvious which of Linux, a Vacuum Cleaner, a clockwork toy and a Space Shuttle would be more likely to be useful (although, maybe a different one would be most fun).

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Dear All,

I have got the following stuff, does it meaning?
...
Nearly.

"The first Linux software was launched in 1971 and was entirely programmed using assembly language."

It would be interesting to know where you got that information from, because it is wrong. Clue: at that time, the author of the Linux kernel was 2, and was only speaking APL
 
Old 11-18-2010, 02:25 AM   #3
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I love Linux because it makes me a great cup of coffee.

Have you tried a Linux Distribution? It would be easier for you to get hands on experience with it and see for yourself. Linux in general does offer a lot but it really is better experienced then explained.

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:27 AM   #4
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The freedom to do ANYTHING you want to it is the best advantage.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 02:28 AM   #5
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I would say in my opinion the Linux based OS is different from other operating systems in the fact that if I wish to I could take the original source code ,modify it any way that I would like to ( so long as it worked) and freely give it to whomever I choose providing the new codes.While I would rather use Linux I do realize that this system is not for everybody there are too many reasons for people to dislike open source such as far too many distros(according to some)too many free programs and apps.etc along with a bit of a learning curve that more than a few have thought too hard.To really get a handle on Linux one must truly try it out for themselves,just remember IT IS NOT WINDOWS or MAC so please don't expect it to work like them. Overall this is one reason many people drop it as a main OS.Linus Torvald invented the Kernel in 1991.

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:29 AM   #6
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There are many, but for start you could read what's on one really funny web site; Linux Genuine Advantage.

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:45 AM   #7
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There are many, but for start you could read what's on one really funny web site; Linux Genuine Advantage.
Absolutely the honest truth in the matter !!!!!!!ROTFLMBO !!!
 
Old 11-18-2010, 04:55 AM   #8
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Well to be honest Linus was sitting under a tree happily munching on some apples when an apple fell on his head. This was the moment when he was suddenly illuminated and he heard god giving him instructions on how to write a kernel... that is the history.
Advantages: No advantages really. Linux will not be your slave and do your bidding. Sometimes it will actually make you go mad. I have used linux for more than 3 years now and I tell you there are no advantages. I have not grown healthier or younger as a consequence.
PS- www.google.com or wikipedia would be able to give you better answers.
 
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:15 PM   #9
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There are many, but for start you could read what's on one really funny web site; Linux Genuine Advantage.

I love this website. Has anyone actually downloaded this and checked out the files?

Here is a small part of one, lol.

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# loop continuously, checking periodically to see if the author of this program got paid.
# if no money has changed hands after 30 days, make the computer less useful as punishment.
#
# accepts no arguments
# runs as a daemon forever (called from inittab, does not fork into the background)
sub do_daemon {
my $result = undef;

# assume the user is a criminal
my $is_genuine = 0;

# check immediately at startup (once we're outside the grace period), then reset the counter later
my $hours_since_phoning_home = 0;

$result = create_config_dir();
if (! defined($result)) {
show_error("Could not create config directory and associated files... Linux can not be Genuine without them!");
}

# main daemon loop
while (1) {

# if we're past the grace period, start the checks...
if ( grace_period_expired() ) {
# has it been long enough since we last phoned home?
# (do it every hour if the machine is not genuine, so it won't take two weeks or a reboot to fix)
if (($hours_since_phoning_home > $phone_home_hour_interval) or (! $is_genuine)) {

# contact the home base and see if they will allow our computer to continue functioning
$is_genuine = phone_home();

# reset the ticking clock
$hours_since_phoning_home = 0;

# count the time until we get remote instructions from a computer who has power over us again
} else {
$hours_since_phoning_home++;
 
Old 11-18-2010, 12:41 PM   #10
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Mmm, taking into account that Linus Torvalds was born in 1969 he's truly a Genius. According to the original poster he programmed the most amazing kernel ever when he was only 2 years old.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 01:03 PM   #11
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Mmm, taking into account that Linus Torvalds was born in 1969 he's truly a Genius. According to the original poster he programmed the most amazing kernel ever when he was only 2 years old.
Linux Torvalds truly IS a super hero.

To name a few, going by the above time line, of what he accomplished as a child,

In 1977 (at the age of 8,) Torvalds received his Master degree (Laudatur Grade) from Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. Two years later he received honorary doctor status at Stockholm University, (at age 10,) and in 1980 (at the age of 11,) he received the same honor from his alma mater. In August 1985 (at the age of 16,) Torvalds received the Vollum Award from Reed College.

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Old 11-18-2010, 02:51 PM   #12
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The first Linux software was launched in 1971 and was entirely programmed using assembly language.
The first Unix software was launched in 1971. Linux was based on Unix but much later than 1971.

It depends on what you call "Unix" (the kernel or the kernel plus associated utilities) whether you can say "entirely programmed using assembly language".

The first Unix kernel was entirely in assembly (not true of Linux). Unix associated utilities were initially in B and soon ported to C. (In case you hadn't guessed, no part of Linux was coded in B, since no one has used B since 1974).

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:13 PM   #13
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WOW what an amazing amount of information I have learned since I started with Linux a mere 7 months ago and boy do I ever feel old and stupid at age 52 (considering what Linus Torvalds did in his FIRST 16 YEARS) LOL !!!!!!
 
Old 11-18-2010, 04:25 PM   #14
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I love this website. Has anyone actually downloaded this and checked out the files?

Here is a small part of one, lol.
I did and got quite a laugh out of it as a matter of fact I still have it loaded in my documents folder. But it also reminded me why I left the M$ crowd all those rules,the extra work keeping their systems running,the bugginess,and praying to avoid the BSOD just lurking off in the shadows those poor folk just don't know better! Not to mention how often the files you are working on seem to disappear only to re-appear when you have re-written them in their entirety so you have duplicate files.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 05:15 AM   #15
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It is not my homework. The question is only for my personal interest. You can say 'yes' if it is right.
 
  


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