Mathematics & Computer Science Department
Rivier College
420 Main Street  Nashua, NH

Software Catalog

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Brief Description

       Linux, an implementation of UNIX operating system, runs on a variety of platforms. It is freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Linux is used in a wide variety of application environments, including Internet and File Servers, scientific programming, and high end personal computing.

        We use Linux in our Operating Systems and Advanced Operating Systems courses. Students will look at Linux internals and do system programming homework on Linux. These programs are usually written in C and C++ using the GCC compiler.


       Linux can be downloaded for free, or you can purchase CD online from a Linux distributor to save downloading time. Here are some popular Linux distributions:




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Last date page was modified: October 2nd,2010