What is free software? List three characteristics of free software.
Why is Linux popular? Why is it popular in academia?
What are multiuser systems? Why are they successful?
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 refine this operating system?
In what language is Linux written? What does the language have to do with the success of Linux?
What is a utility program?
What is a shell? How does it work with the kernel? With the user?
How can you use utility programs and a shell to create your own applications?
Why is the Linux filesystem referred to as hierarchical?
What is the difference between a multiprocessor and a multiprocessing system?
Give an example of when you would want to use a multiprocessing system.
Approximately how many people wrote Linux? Why is this unique?
What are the key terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL)?