What is Linux?

Linux can be found on everything from servers to smartphones to desktop PCs - but what makes it different from Windows, and should you give it a try? Dollar Shave Club link: http://dollarshaveclub.com/linus Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com License for image used in this video: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode


  1. Linux: Become root
  2. Anyone get a Linux ad before the video?
  3. Thank youuuu
  4. sudo apt-get install firefox
  5. Sudo linus-tech-tips --make-video --presenter="Linus" --content="what is Linux?" --format="techquickie"
  6. Windows and gates... Nice one
  7. Too bad it will never become mainstream enough.
  8. Delete /bin
  9. I migrated to ubuntu on my laptop because of the stupid updates from MS that actually fucked up my PC twice on 2 different laptops. Both where used in studies(this one and the one before.) The older one: deleting all the user files in the C-drive and had no backup(yes I know), it was in a school project and the newest one. removed boot mgr completely. So fuck you MS and your buggy updates that destroy computers.
  10. There are tons of distros, including Ubuntu that are nice and user friendly.
  11. Linux is a rip-off of Unix, there are at least a hundred flavors which means very little software us compatible across versions. It is not free, if you want to run Oracle or other major corporate software, your limited to specific versions!
    Unless you want to spend lots of time doing simple functions you use Windows.
    I have used a lot if Linux for specific functions, such as database servers. Real databases not that crappy MySQL!
  12. over 12,000 games now :P
  13. Too complex
  14. "What is Linus"? A fruit? Sorry, I don't know about these things... But Linux is an os OS.
  15. "UhBuhnToo"
    It's pronounced
  16. Why doesn't Linus that explain Linux???
  17. It feels like he's faking that big deep voice.
  18. is it possible to download a Kali Linux virtual box??
  19. I always think people using linux a hacker
  20. Yea you tell that to the guy using a chromebook which is a linux based system... and me being one of the victims of this device id tell you that chrome os (linux based system) is one of the most restricting ones ive ever used

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