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what is the latest version of linux,what is the size of it and where can i get free copy of it?
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The VERY latest version of Linux (typing at c. 0200 GMT 12-21-1998) is 2.1.131, although this is developmental (access www.kernel.org if you wish to learn this for thyself). The latest stable, end-user version is 2.0.36.
The size of Linux depends upon what you wish to acquire... would you download an operating system with no applications? The core of the OS itself, the kernel, is fairly small, but dependent upon the modules (services) appended, the size can vary somewhat.
Free copies are available at a number of sources... www.kernel.org is one. Seek linux.org... one is able to directly download a commercial distribution as well, attempt ftp.redhat.com.
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i am looking for the operating system first just to compare bitween it and the other operating systems
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i am looking for the operating system first just to compare bitween it and the other operating systems,do i need any software to install it ant to make it run?does it look like windows or dos?
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The software necessary to install Linux is included (in all cases I've heard tell of) with a distribution... specifically, partition and formatting utilities.
Linux at it's base, without the considerable mechanism of X Windows running by the OS services "below" it, appears superficially like MS-DOS. While running X Windows, it bears similarities to Windows and other GUIs (depending upon how you configure X).
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Do I receive the points? : )
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