Linux is basically “a Unix-like computer operating system — one of the most prominent examples of open source development and free software; its underlying source code is available for anyone to use, modify, and redistribute freely.” Video documentary after the jump.

Initially developed and used primarily by individual enthusiasts on personal computers, Linux has since gained the support of corporations such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and Novell, Inc., and has risen to prominence as an operating system for servers; eight of the ten most reliable internet hosting companies now run Linux on their web servers

Linux is basically “a Unix-like computer operating system — one of the most prominent examples of open source development and free software; its underlying source code is available for anyone to use, modify, and redistribute freely.” Video documentary after the jump.

Initially developed and used primarily by individual enthusiasts on personal computers, Linux has since gained the support of corporations such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and Novell, Inc., and has risen to prominence as an operating system for servers; eight of the ten most reliable internet hosting companies now run Linux on their web servers