The Pros And Cons Of Linux

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Linux was created by Linux Torvaldas in 1991. Linux is a free and open source software operating system for computers. The operating system is a collection of the basic instructions that tell the electronic parts of the computer what to do and how to work. Linux is a Free and open source software (FOSS) means that everyone has the freedom to use it and modify it. Some features of Linux are:
• A fully networked 32/64 bit Unix like OS
 It have Unix tools like sed, awd and grep
 It have compilers like C, C++, Fortran, smaltalk, Ada
 It includes network tools like telnet, FTP, ping
• It allows multi-users, multi tasking, multi processor
• It coexists with other OS
• It includes source code
Separate projects that interface with the kernel provide
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Most popular user interfaces are based on the X Window System, often simply called "X". It provides network transparency and permits a graphical application running on one system to be displayed on another where a user may interact with the application.
3.1.1 Advantages of Linux
• Low cost: There is no need to spend time and huge amount money to obtain licenses since Linux and much of its software come with the GNU General Public License. There is no need to worry about any software's that you use in Linux.
• Stability: Linux has high stability compared with other operating systems. There is no need to reboot the Linux system to maintain performance levels. Rarely it freezes up or slow down. It has a continuous up-times of hundreds of days or more.
• Performance: Linux provides high performance on various networks. It has the ability to handle large numbers of users
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• Multitasking: Linux is a multitasking operating system. It can handle many things at the same time.
• Security: Linux is one of the most secure operating systems. File ownership and permissions make Linux more secure.
• Open source: Linux is an Open source operating systems. You can easily get the source code for Linux and edit it to develop your personal operating system.
3.2.1. System Setup and Configurations Boot Options
• Select the booting mode by toggling the switch S2.
• When toggling the S2 switch to the “NOR Flash” side the system will boot from on board NOR Flash. When toggling the S2 switch to the “NAND Flash” side the system will boot from on board NAND Flash. Connecting Peripherals
• Connect the MINI2440 board’s serial port to a PC’s serial port.
• Connect the 5V power supply adapter to the 5V power supply interface on the board.
• Connect an LCD touch panel (if the user has one) to the LCD interface on the board following the data bus’ arrow.
• Connect the MINI2440 board to a PC with a USB cable. Setting up Hyper

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