Linux is an operating system, a software program that controls your computer. An operating system solves several problems arising from several hardware variations like computer keyboards, mice, monitors, graphic cards and even MIDI or sound input and output devices.The problem is solved by providing a standard way for applications (programs) to access hardware devices. When an operating system exists, applications can be more compact, because they share the commonly used code for accessing the hardware. The operating system can do many other things as well like for example, providing a file system so that you can store and retrieve data and very important, a user interface so that you can control the operation of your computer.

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