Using a Linux Computer

Linux is the generic name for a range of open source Operating Systems (OS) based on the Linux Kernel. Linux can be used on any Intel based Personal Computer (PC), including desktops, laptops and netbooks.

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Linux information

Linux distributions

The original Linux Kernel was released in 1991. Since then several versions, known as distributions, have been released by different organisations, including:

Linux accessibility

Orca is a combined screen reader/magnification package that comes with Vinux, Ubuntu and Fedora. Speakup is an alternative screen reader package, and EmacSpeak is a complete audio desktop for Linux.

Linux tutorials

Linux books