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This is the list of Frequently Asked Questions for Linux, the free operating system kernel that runs on many modern computer systems. The kernel source code documentation says that Linux ``aims for POSIX compliance.'' Linux uses mostly free, GNU system utilities and application software, although commercial programs are available also. Originally written for 386/486/586 Intel/ISA bus machines, Linux versions exist for nearly every hardware platform in existence that is capable of running it. (Please refer to the question, ``What Is Linux?'' below.) This FAQ is meant to be read in conjunction with the Linux Documentation Project's HOWTO series. (``Where Are the Linux FTP Archives?'' and, ``Where Is the Documentation?'') The INFO-SHEET and META-FAQ also list sources of Linux information. Please read them, and, ``If this Document Still Hasn't Answered Your Question....'' before posting to a Usenet news group. You can also get Postscript, PDF, HTML, and SGML versions of this document. (``Formats in Which This FAQ Is Available.'') Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers is distributed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Refer to ``Disclaimer and Copyright..''
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