Overview of GNU/Linux

  • Alan HoltEmail author
  • Chi-Yu Huang
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


A full GNU/Linux distribution will also include a large collection of application software (email clients, web browsers, database management systems, compilers, for example) but for the purposes of this chapter, we focus on the four components listed above.


  1. 1.
    Linux Kernel Organization, Inc. The Linux Kernel Archives, Accessed 22 Jul 2013
  2. 2.
    Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Group, Accessed 24 Jul 2013
  3. 3.
    K. Haviland, B. Salama, Unix System Programming (Addison-Weseley, Boston, USA, 1987)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zeetta NetworksBristolUK
  2. 2.GE Aviation SystemsCheltenhamUK

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