What is Linux?

Strictly speaking, Linux is an open source computer operating system invented by Linus Torvalds but often the term Linux is used generically to refer to the operating system combined with useful software applications.

For example, in common business language, MEPIS might be described as a brand and SimplyMEPIS a desktop Linux product. This means that it includes the operating system and software applications, assembled with great attention to design details, in order to give you an enjoyable, safe, and secure desktop computing experience.