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A Linux PC is a personal computer that comes pre-installed with the open-source Linux operating system (OS). Although this OS is not a popular choice as a desktop OS among non-technical end users, it is a favorite among highly technical users, who are sometimes called “tinkerers,” who use it not only in their personal computers but also in servers or as part of a large hardware infrastructure.
Although Microsoft Windows is generally seen as the "standard" operating system on PCs, the Linux operating system is another option. The Linux OS, which is a Unix-like OS created by Linus Torvalds and first released in 1991, is the most popular operating system for server administration.
Because of its open-source license, Linux is freely available to install on computers. It is not, however, a favorite among average computer users, who do not find it to be user friendly. Linux OS is more the province of the more technically minded users such as hackers.