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- Benevolent Dictator for Life : Informal and usually jovial title given to a founding leader of an open source or collaborative project.
- Compiler : A program that translates a human-readable instructions into machine instructions.
- Computer science : The study of how computers work, and the algorithms, data structures and design principles used in their operation and programming.
- Computer : A machine that executes a sequence of instructions.
- Copyleft : The use of traditional copyright and intellectual property law to pursue goals of open sharing and collaboration.
- Debian : Free Linux distribution created in 1993 by Ian Murdock.
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- Free software : Software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction; and redistributed under these terms.
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- Linux kernel : The core piece of the Linux operating system that controls processes, manages memory, and loads device drivers.
- Linux naming controversy : A dispute between the Free Software Foundation and various Linux-supporting groups over the naming of operating systems that are based on the Linux kernel and use GNU utilities.
- Linux : A free and open source operating system kernel designed by Linus Torvalds. The kernel is typically augmented by a plethora of other software, creating a Linux distribution.
- Mac OS X : BSD-based, POSIX-compatible graphical Unix operating system made by Apple for use on Macintosh computers.
- Microsoft Windows : The name of several families of closed source software operating systems, first released by Microsoft in 1985.
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- Open source software : Software where the source code is freely modifiable and redistributable.
- Penguin : Large-bodied flightless birds found from their southernmost range on Antarctica to north on the Galapagos Islands at the equator.
- Portability (computing) : In computing, the ability of the software being written to be easily 'translated' to run on various different hardware platforms.
- Richard Stallman : Software engineer and hacker who founded the GNU project and Free Software Foundation.
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- Unix : A computer operating system originally conceived and developed by a group of researchers as an unofficial project while they were working at AT&T's Bell Laboratories.
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- Windows XP : several versions of an operating system developed by Microsoft and first released in 2001.