Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Flavor – Geek-speak synonym for “version,” as in “Unix comes in a number of flavors.” Kernel � The computer code that lies at the core of an operating system and controls the basic functions of a computer. Linux � An “open source” computer operating system designed by Finnish programmer Linus Torvalds. A close relative of Unix (see below), it’s rising in popularity among corporate IT departments for its stability and cost � it’s free, although some companies package it and sell it along with service and support. Open Source � A movement by computer programmers around the globe to work collaboratively via the Internet to develop computer software. Linux and the kernel of Apple Computer, Inc.’s Mac OS X are open source programs. Unix � A computer operating system designed by AT&T Bell Laboratories more than 30 years ago. The de facto standard for years in academic computer labs, Unix systems power much of the Internet. Powerful computer workstations (beefier than desktop PCs), produced by such computer makers as Sun Microsystems, Inc., and International Business Machines Corp., use Unix operating systems.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.