Linux: How to manage an Operating System

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Richard Taylor, QinetiQ Ltd

The Linux kernel Operating System was started as a hobby in 1991. Since then Linux has seen remarkable growth and can now be found in all kinds of devices, from set-top boxes to super computers.

A modern Linux distribution is much more than the Linux Kernel. It includes software from hundreds of different projects and involves close collaboration between thousands of stakeholders.

In this talk I will lift the lid on a modern Linux system to give an insight into how all these components come together to make a fully functioning operating system.