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Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, A (4th Edition)

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1 Answers to Even-numbered Exercises 1 1. What is fre software? List thre characteristics of fre software. 2. Why is Linux popular? Why is it popular in academia? Linux is portable, is based on standards, is written in C, has a kernel pro- gramming interface, can support many users, and can run multiple tasks simultaneously. For more information refer to “What Is So Good About Linux?” on page 6. The source code for the operating system is readily available so students can understand more easily how Linux works and can modify the code further to understand its operation and change the way it works. For more information refer to “The Code Is Free” on page 4. 3. What are multiuser systems? Why are they suc es ful? 4. What is the Free Software Foundation/GNU? What is Linux? Which parts of the Linux operating system did each provide? Who else has helped build and refine this operating system? The Free Software Foundation (www.fsf.org) is the principal organiza-
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