NRJ Design Glossary


Linux is an free and efficient open-source implementation of Unix. Originally developed in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, Linux now runs on most computer platforms and is available for all the major microprocessors including Intel, PowerPC, Sparc, and Alpha platforms. Several large software companies now sell their own version of the OS, but it is still freely available for those who want to modify it. However, any modified version that is redistributed must also be freely available. To get more info on Linux, check out how it compares to NT.