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  • Linux

    Linux is a Unix-like operating system that was designed to provide personal computer users a free or very low-cost operating system comparable to traditional and usually more expensive Unix systems. (Continued...) 

  • Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, was born in Helsinki, Finland, on December 28, 1969. When Linus was ten years old, his grandfather, a statistics professor at University of Helsinki, purchased a Commodore VIC-20 computer. 

  • COTS (commercial off-the-shelf)

    COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) describes ready-made products that can easily be obtained.