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Linux is an open-source operating system created by Linus Torvalds. It was designed to be a clone of Unix allowing software designed for that operating system to work on linux as well.

Distributions[]

There's many different linux distributions (commonly called distros). These are basically different versions of linux, a bit like a whole different operating system. Many distro's are built on other distro's. Some Linux distros include:

Desktop Environments[]

A desktop environment manages the desktop. Most of them come bundled with software like word processor (As KWrite in KDE).

KDE[]

KDE is a desktop environment for Linux. KDE stands for the K Desktop Environment.

Gnome[]

The gnome desktop is one very widely spread desktop environment. For instance, Ubuntu uses it by default.

Xfce[]

Xfce is a minimal desktop environment with minimal hardware requirements.

See Also[]

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