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Overview of a Linux System


God looked over everything he had made,
and saw that it was very good.
Genesis 1:31

This chapter gives an overview of a Linux system. First, the major services provided by the operating system are described. Then, the programs that implement these services are described with a considerable lack of detail. The purpose of this chapter is to give an understanding of the system as a whole, so that each part is described in detail elsewhere.

Lars Wirzenius
Sat Nov 15 02:32:11 EET 1997