Linux is a multi-user, multi-tasking operating system that runs on
many platforms, including Intel processors, Motorola MC68K and DEC
Alphas. It implements a superset of the POSIX standard. Linux
interoperates will with other operating systems, including Apple,
Microsoft, Amiga, and Novell.
It supports a wide range of software, including X Windows, Emacs,
TCP/IP networking (including SLIP/PPP/ISDN), Office Suites, the works.
A PC running Linux often makes an excellent and fast substitute for a
conventional UNIX workstation.
Linux (ofthen pronounced with a short "i" and with the first sylable
stressed - LIH-nucks) is freely available - it can be copied and
redistributed without fees or royalties. The source code for Linux is
available on the Internet to anyone who wants it.
Why Migrate to Linux?
- Stability - Linux is more stable than commercial operating
systems, eliminating the time and expense of redoing lost work.
- Ease of Use - Linux is more difficult to learn in the very
short term, but has a better support system in the long run.
- Costs - Linux - while free in the absolute sense - brings
with it a host of opportunity costs in the short term but pays for
itself many times over in the long term.
- Available Applications - Applications for Linux are growinin number and quality each day.
- Ten Reason Why
Linux is Great