The Linux Kernel: Introduction

Posted by kprojects on Jun 14, 2013 2:49 PM EDT; By Devyn Collier Johnson
Mail this story
Print this story

In 1991, a Finnish student named Linus Benedict Torvalds made the kernel of a now popular operating system. He released Linux version 0.01 on September 1991, and on February 1992, he licensed the kernel under the GPL license. The GNU General Public License (GPL) allows people to use, own, modify, and distribute the source code legally and free of charge. This permits the kernel to become very popular because anyone may download it for free. Now that anyone can make their own kernel, it may be helpful to know how to obtain, edit, configure, compile, and install the Linux kernel.

Full Story

» Read more about: Groups: Kernel

« Return to the newswire homepage

This topic does not have any threads posted yet!

You cannot post until you login.