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What is Linux?

 Linux is a UNIX clone written from scratch by Linus Benedict Torvalds in 1991 with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net.

It has all the features you would expect in a modern fully-fledged UNIX, including true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, shared copy-on-write executables, proper memory management and TCP/IP networking. Linux is distributed under GNU.

What is GNU?

 GNU stands for “Gnu is Not Unix“, a free software movement started by Richard Stallman to provide free quality and software.

With his famous 1983 manifesto that declared the beginnings of the GNU project, he started a movement to create and distribute software that conveyed his philosophy.

  What Is Linux_iips?

 Linux_iips was born in the winter of 2003. Initially this Linux user group aimed at co-ordinating the various Linux activities at the International Institute of professional studies,Devi  Ahilya University,Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India but as the popularity of the group has grown up, it now co-ordinates the various Linux activities of the University, (Devi Ahilya Univeristy), Indore.

Linux at Devi Ahilya University has many takers, with a lot of enthusiastic students ready to take on LINUX ,and explore new heights. The popularity of LINUX has been growing leaps and bounds, it being widely now been accepted for development purposes.

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