Chapter 2. Presentation of Linux and Free Software

Table of Contents
2.1. Some definitions
2.1.1. Free Software or Open Source software
2.1.2. Examples and counter-examples
2.1.3. Linux
2.2. Free software concepts
2.2.1. Free software philosophy
2.2.2. The choice of free software Marketing argumentation Financial argumentation Technical argumentation Solutions argumentation Service argumentation
2.2.3. Wrong ideas on free software
2.2.4. Real problems around free software
2.3. Linux and other operating systems
2.3.1. Linux and other proprietary Unix (HP-UX, Tru64, AIX, Solaris, Irix)
2.3.2. Linux and SCO
2.3.3. Linux and Windows NT