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It simply ran the computer’s hardware. After it booted up, it expected to find other programs. If they weren’t present, all you saw was a blank screen. LINUS TORVALDS Linus Benedict Torvalds was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1969. A member of the minority Swedishspeaking population, he attended the University of Helsinki from 1988 to 1996, graduating with a master’s degree in computer science. He started Linux not through a desire to give the world a first-class operating system but with other goals in mind.

Com C H A P T E R 2 N A H I S T O R Y A N D P O LI T I C S LE S S O N loosely organized team that used the fledgling Internet to communicate and share improvements. NNote Perhaps because of its humble origins, a popular conception of Linux is that it was created by a few hobbyists who worked on it in their spare time. This might have been true in the very early days. Nowadays, in addition to these “bedroom programmers,” Linux is programmed by hundreds of professionals around the world, many of whom are employed specifically for the task.

Part 1 examines the history and philosophy behind the Linux operating system. We aim to answer many of the common questions about Linux. Such knowledge is considered to be as important, if not more so, than understanding the technical details on how Linux works. But although these chapters should be read sooner rather than later, they don’t contain any technical information that you absolutely require to get started with Ubuntu. Part 2 covers installing Ubuntu on your computer. An illustrated guide is provided, and all installation choices are explained in depth.

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