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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_software

A screenshot of Linux Mint running the Xfce desktop environment, Mozilla Firefox browsing Wikipedia, a calculator program, the built in calendar, Vim, GIMP, and the VLC media player, all of which are open-source software. Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a ..... over open source vs. closed source (alternatively called proprietary software)  ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

Linux is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution. ..... Most popular user interfaces are based on the X Window System, often simply called "X". It provides ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_free_and_open-source_software

The Linux kernel, started by Linus Torvalds, was released as freely modifiable source code in 1991. ... Software Foundation Latin America released in 2008 a modified version of the Linux-kernel called Linux-libre, ...

opensource.com/resources/what-is-linux

Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on ...

opensource.com/resources/what-open-source

Open source commonly refers to software that uses an open development ... Internet itself on open source technologies—like the Linux operating system and the ...

linux.org.au/introduction-linux-free-software-and-open-source

This is a general guide to free software and open source (FOSS), as well as the Linux (or GNU/Linux) operating sytem. For more information on how free and ...

searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com/definition/open-source-software

Open source software (OSS) refers to software that is developed, tested, ... Solr is an open source search platform built upon a Java library called Lucene.

www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-great-open-source-operating-system

But what makes Linux such a great choice that it's used in all those devices? ... Many open source software projects are extremely powerful, and as Linux is one  ...

computer.howstuffworks.com/question435.htm

Get the definition for open source and see why software developers think it allows for ... as the source code, has run through a special program called a compiler that ... Torvalds released version 0.02 of Linux under the GNU General Public ...

www.ericsson.com/ericsson/corpinfo/publications/review/2006_01/files/linux.pdf

The authors describe the use of Linux and open-source software in. Ericsson ... for their proprietary. s o f t w a r e . Linux. A Linux distribution (also called GNU/.