Meaning of “Linux” in the English Dictionary

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"Linux" in American English

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Linuxnoun [ U ]

us /ˈlɪn·əks/ trademark

a program for operating a computer that users are allowed to change or improve as they choose

(Definition of “Linux” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Linux™" in Business English

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uk /ˈlaɪnəks/ us /ˈlɪnəks/ trademark

IT a computer operating system (= a program that controls the way a computer system works) that is available free on the internet:

The Army's new supercomputer will run on Linux, a free, "open source" operating system that is a rival to Microsoft Windows.

(Definition of “Linux™” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)