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Some of the most popular and mainstream Linux distributions are Arch Linux, Cent OS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, Linux Mint, Mageia, open SUSE and Ubuntu, together with commercial distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
The availability of a high-level language implementation of Unix made its porting to different computer platforms easier.
Although the complete source code of MINIX was freely available, the licensing terms prevented it from being free software until the licensing changed in April 2000.
he began to work on his own operating system kernel, which eventually became the Linux kernel.
Torvalds had already considered the name "Linux", but initially dismissed it as too egotistical.
In order to facilitate development, the files were uploaded to the FTP server (ftp.funet.fi) of FUNET in September 1991.
Although not released until 1992, due to legal complications, development of 386BSD, from which Net BSD, Open BSD and Free BSD descended, predated that of Linux.