Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Basic Principles of Linux and Unix

1. Open boot : OS is ready to display

Testing and initializing the hardware.

Giving you access to a set of tools to program and to debug it.

2. In Linux Everything is treated as files, including hardware devices : Every device has a file corresponding to it

3. It contains small single purpose programs

4. Ability to chain programs together to perform complex tasks

5. Avoid captive user interface : Limited number of user interfaces to manage OS/Applications

6. Configuration dataset stored in text format


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