Introduction to Linux

What is Linux?

An introduction to Linux, its development, and related information.

What can it do?

A brief descriptive list of some of the things Linux can be reliably used for.

Linux's History

A fascinating history of the birth of Linux, from Linus' USENET postings. Thank you to Linus for providing this information.

Places to obtain it

This page contains some basic information on how to obtain Linux.

Random USENET postings

Some USENET postings worth archiving; including case stories.

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Last modified April 14, 1996. Maintained by *Martin Michlmayr <>.