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Our first Lincoln Linux Group seems to be attracting about 30 people. Above is a photo taken at our June 2010 meeting.

On our  Presentation Web Page are all presentation for meetings in 2010 for the group.

I added a new Web Page called Q&A to answer some questions asked at the session. This will allow others who may have the same problem an answer.

Program Name: Linux at the Library 

Program Description: Users of Linux "open source" operating system meet to discuss and learn more about this fast growing free operating system option. This program is for those interested in learning more about Linux and those using Linux. Clay Abrams a retired IT professional and volunteer will  moderate.

Session Dates: No new events scheduled


My Email address is below:

abramsc1@gmail.com


What is Linux



Linux is an Operating System that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards. He began his work in 1991 when he Released Version 0.02 and worked steadily until 1994 when version 1.0 of the Linux Kernel was released. The kernel, at the heart of all Linux systems, is developed and released under the GNU General Public License and its Source Code is freely available to everyone. It is this kernel that forms the base around which a Linux Operating System is developed. There are now literally hundreds of companies and organizations and an equal number of individuals that have released their own versions of operating systems based on the Linux kernel.

Apart from the fact that it's freely distributed, Linux's functionality, adaptability and robustness, has made it the main alternative for proprietary Unix and Microsoft operating systems. IBM, Hewlett-Packard and other giants of the computing world have embraced Linux and support its ongoing development. Well into its second decade of existence, Linux has been adopted worldwide primarily as a server platform. Its use as a home and office desktop operating system is also on the rise. The operating system can also be incorporated directly into microchips in a process called "embedding" and is increasingly being used this way in appliances and devices.

Have a look at a few Linux Success Stories. You can see for yourself that Linus Torvalds started something big with his college project.

Is your computer running slower. Are funning things happening? See how Linux is effected by Viruses.

Application software is one of the big selling point for Linux. This page provide information on what's available.

When you use your computer, the Desktop is all you see. Look at the Linux Desktop Web Page. You might learn something.

If you plan to use Linux you must consider the computer's hardware. There is a possibility Linux may not work for you.

Confused on what Linux to use. Here is my list of Three Possibilities.

Whats new in Linux? Look here.