The Linux open source operating system, or Linux OS, is a freely distributable, cross-platform operating system based on Unix that can be installed laptops, netbooks, and tablet devices, servers, supercomputers etc.
Primarily C and assembly
Alpha, ARC, ARM, AVR32, Blackfin, C6x, ETRAX CRIS, FR-V, H8/300, Hexagon, Itanium, M32R, m68k, META, Microblaze, MIPS, MN103, Nios II, OpenRISC, PA-RISC, PowerPC, s390, S+core, SuperH, SPARC, TILE64, Unicore32, x86, Xtensa
Monolithic (Linux kernel)
GPLv2 and other free and open-source licenses, except for the “Linux” trademark
The Various feature of linux are :
In Linux there is no need to spend time and huge amount of money to obtain licenses since Linux and much of its softwares came with GNU general public license.There is no need to worry about any softwares that you use in linux.
Linux is an Open source operating system it is free to use and source code of it is easily available even user can edit the source code to make it’s own operating system or to add a features.
Linux has High stability compared with other operating systems. there is no need to reboot the linux system to maintain performance levels. Rarely it slow down.It has a continuous up-times of hundreds of days or more.
Linux is one of the most secure operating systems.
Linux is a multitasking operating system. It can handle multi applications at same time.
Linux provides a high performance on various networks. It has ability to Handle large number of users simultaneously.
Linux provides a strong support for networking functionality ; client and server systems can be easily set up on any computer running linux.It can perform tasks like network backup faster than other operating systems.
Linux is very flexible . Linux Can be used for high performance server application, desktops applications and embedded systems.You can install only the needed components for particular use.You also restrict the use of specific computers.
Faster and Installation
Linux is fast and It is very easy to install.
Better Use of Hard Disk
Linux uses its resources well enough it even when the hard disk is almost full.
There not only one distribution there are different distributions developed by developers around the world.
Linux can run almost all Unix packages.
Linux supports GUI and well as Command Line system which makes it easy to use for all those users which are not able to use command line system.