Linux Basics

The Linux Operating System

Linux is an Open Source Operating System and is setup in a UNIX-like architecture. The two main parts of Linux is the Kernel and the Shell. A process is generally associated with a user requesting an operation through the shell, the shell then communicates this information to the Linux Kernel which in turn sends the proper commands to the computer's hardware. Below is a simple hierarchy setup of how the Linux OS runs.


Mosaic Linux runs the CentOS distribution of Linux.  This allows Mosaic Linux to run hardware intensive engineering applications on both, a remote server platform and an immediate desktop platform.  Mosaic Linux has a high uptime which allows users to continue work on their projects with rarely any down time.