We are a non profit making company specializing in providing IT solutions for the leading consumer who is at the cusp of cutting edge computer software. Comprehensive open source solutions at an individual or small/medium business level are catered for.
The following are some of our service:
- email support for Linux installation
- Basic Linux training
- Linux CD and DVD distribution / sales
- Linux consultations
About Linux (What is Linux)
Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards. He began his work in 1991 when he released version 0.02 and worked steadily until 1994 when version 1.0 of the Linux Kernel was released. The current full-featured version is 2.4 (released January 2001) and development continues. Today Linux is widely used in server environments and also as a desktop environment as an alternative to Windows and Mac OS X.
Linux is developed under the GNU General Public License and its source code is freely available to everyone. This however, doesn't mean that Linux and its assorted distributions are free -- companies and developers may charge money for it as long as the source code remains available. Linux may be used for a wide variety of purposes including networking, software development, and as an end-user platform. Linux is often considered an excellent, low-cost alternative to other more expensive operating systems.
Due to the very nature of Linux's functionality and availability, it has become quite popular worldwide and a vast number of software programmers have taken Linux's source code and adapted it to meet their individual needs. At this time, there are dozens of ongoing projects for porting Linux to various hardware configurations and purposes. Linux has an official mascot, the Linux Penguin, which was selected by Linus Torvalds to represent the image he associates with the operating system he created.
Although many variations of the word Linux exist, it is most often pronounced with a short " i " and with the first syllable stressed, as in LIH-nucks.
Software with a license that permits anyone to use it for any reason, as well as access, modify, copy, and distribute modified copies of the source code, is referred to as open-source software. In general, the term "open source" is intended to appeal to the business community, and the advantages are cost and not locking the user into proprietary systems.
The freedoms offered by free software are the freedom to run the program for any purpose, the freedom to study how the program works and adapt it to your needs, access to the source code, the freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour, the freedom to improve the program and the freedom to release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits.