1. What is free software? List three characteristics of free software.
Free software is software that user have the freedom to distribute and change.
Three main characteristics of free software are: When you distribute the source code, you must also distribute same license with the code, you cannot restrict people from redistributing/modifying/using the software, and users must be allowed to redistribute modified versions under the same terms/licensing.
4. What is the free software foundation/GNU? What is Linux? Which parts of the Linux operating system did each provide? Who else has helped build and redefine this operating system?
The Free Software Foundation is the principal organizational sponsor of the GNU Project. GNU developed many of the tools, including the C compiler that is part of the Linux operating system. Linux is the name of the operating system kernel developed by Linus Torvalds, which has since been expanded and improved by thousands of people on the Internet.
Torvalds’ kernel and GNU’s tools work together as the Linux operating system.
Chapter 2 P 50 Exercises 1
1. Briefly, what does the process of installing an operating system such as Fedora/RHEL involve?
The process of installing an operating system such as Fedora/RHEL are: determining hardware requirement for a fresh install versus an upgrade, how to divide the hard disk into partitions and in case of a dual boot system where to put the Linux partition, once you finish installing deciding which software packages’ you want to add to the base system or which ones you want to remove.
Chapter 3 P 86 Exercises 1, 4 and 8
1. What is live system? What advantages does it have over an installed system?
A live system is a Linux session you run on a computer without installing Linux on a computer.
The advantages of a live system are when you reboot after a live session the computer is untouched and if you are running windows, windows boots the way