a family of Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel.
Linux is one example of free and open source software: its source code can be used, modified, and distributed freely. The first version of the Linux kernel was released in 1991. Basic system versions (with non-commercial software) are distributed free under the GNU license. There are currently many Linux distributions available. In fact, one of the most popular platforms on the planet, Android, is powered by the Linux operating system.
Popular Linux distributions include:
- LINUX MINT
- ELEMENTARY OS