Revolution OS - A Documentary about the History of Linux, GNU and the Free Software Movement

Revolution OS

Revolution OS is a very interesting documentary about GNU, GNU/Linux, Open Source, and the (FSF) Free Software Movement. It tells the story of the prominent hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement. This films contains interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond and others who discuss the importance of free software, and how their ideas led to the GNU project and eventually GNU/Linux. Entertaining in a geeky sort of way.

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Why Linux?

Why GNU/Linux is better than Windows? There are many reasons:

Freedom - Linux is completely free while Microsoft Windows is not. Windows is expensive and has many restrictions. Windows is licensed, not sold, even when you legally buy it, you don't own it. It is leased to you under a license that restricts how you can use the software. Linux is Open Source and has no restrictions , you are free to download, use, share and modify the source code.

What is Linux?

What is GNU/Linux?

GNU/Linux is a free Unix-like computer operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the help of many developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, GNU/Linux can be freely modified, used and redistributed by anyone.

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