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Tux, the Linux mascot.

Linux is a generic term referring to Unix-like computer operating systems using the Linux kernel. Their development is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration; typically all the underlying source code can be used, freely modified, and redistributed by anyone under the terms of the GNU GPL and other free licenses. The name "Linux" comes from the Linux kernel, originally written in 1991 by Linus Torvalds.

[edit] References to Linux

  • Hallrunner — If you fight the computer, you are told that "You reformat and install Linux. Nice work."
  • Email virus — Upon opening the email, Strong Bad says that the words "Strong Ba" are "getting eaten by some Linux or something".
  • 4 GregsOpen Source Greg's laptop has a picture of a penguin similar to Tux, the Linux mascot, on it.
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 15 — Open Source Greg's avatar's name, xxUBUNTUFAN91xx, refers to Ubuntu, a popular distribution of Linux.

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