Itt Tech It250 Unit 1

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1. What did Richard Stallman mean when he stated that GNU was a free operating system? What Richard Stallman meant by stating that GNU was a free operating system is that it was a free software that users had the freedom to distribute and change the product. 2. Describe the relationship between Linux and the GNU Project. The way that Linux and the GNU Project are related by them both being free software based. Also the GNU operating system today uses complete Linux binary compatibility. 3. List and describe in detail four advantages of Linux. The four advantages of Linux include: a) Affordability, Linux has open source software,meaning that there are no license fees. b) Portability, Linux is a generic operating system that can run on different types of operating systems from different companies. c) Security because it is logical based and everything is file based. d) Multiple users, it can run multiple tasks with many different users at the same time. 4. List three examples of different hardware platforms onto which Linux has been ported. Some examples of different hardware platforms that Linux was ported are Compaq's Alpha-based machines, MIPS-based machines, and Motorola's 68K- based machines. 5. What are the minimum system requirements for Fedora 15 with the GUI installed? The minimum system requirements for Fedora 15 with GUI is: Intel Pentium Pro processor with 400 megahertz. RAM 384-512 mebibytes. Hard disk space can be as little as 90 mebibytes. 6. What is the primary filesystem type used by Fedora 15 Linux? The primary filesystem type used by Fedora 15 is ext4. 7. What is LVM? What advantage does LVM have over traditional partitions? LVM stands for logical volume manager. The advantage that LVM has over traditional partitions happens when the space on a filesystem runs out on an LV you are able to grow the LV this way the filesystem will

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