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Found 137 file extension associations related to Linux operating systems and 92 file formats developed specifically for use with Linux operating systems.

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Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards. He began his work in 1991 when he released version 0.02 and worked steadily until 1994 when version 1.0 of the Linux Kernel was released. The kernel, at the heart of all Linux systems, is developed and released under the GNU General Public License and its source code is freely available to everyone. It is this kernel that forms the base around which a Linux operating system is developed. There are now literally hundreds of companies and organizations and an equal number of individuals that have released their own versions of operating systems based on the Linux kernel. More information on the kernel can be found at our sister site, LinuxHQ and at the official Linux Kernel Archives. The current full-featured version is 2.6 (released December 2003) and development continues.

Apart from the fact that it's freely distributed, Linux's functionality, adaptability and robustness, has made it the main alternative for proprietary Unix and Microsoft operating systems. IBM, Hewlett-Packard and other giants of the computing world have embraced Linux and support its ongoing development. Well into its second decade of existence, Linux has been adopted worldwide primarily as a server platform. Its use as a home and office desktop operating system is also on the rise. The operating system can also be incorporated directly into microchips in a process called "embedding" and is increasingly being used this way in appliances and devices.

Throughout most of the 1990's, tech pundits, largely unaware of Linux's potential, dismissed it as a computer hobbyist project, unsuitable for the general public's computing needs. Through the efforts of developers of desktop management systems such as KDE and GNOME, office suite project OpenOffice.org and the Mozilla web browser project, to name only a few, there are now a wide range of applications that run on Linux and it can be used by anyone regardless of his/her knowledge of computers. Those curious to see the capabilities of Linux can download a live CD version called Knoppix . It comes with everything you might need to carry out day-to-day tasks on the computer and it needs no installation. It will run from a CD in a computer capable of booting from the CD drive. Those choosing to continue using Linux can find a variety of versions or "distributions" of Linux that are easy to install, configure and use. Information on these products is available in our distribution section and can be found by selecting the mainstream/general public category.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc. Operating systems for smart phones called Android and Tizen are also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

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Linux operating systems pictureLinux operating systems works with the following file extensions:

Note: You can click on any file extension link from the list below, to view its detailed information. The list of extensions used or otherwise associated with the application may not be complete, because many common file extensions on our website, such as jpg (pictures) or txt (text files), can be opened by a large number of applications, or are too general file format. However most, if not all directly associated file extensions should be listed with its appropriate program. Although its likely, that some file extensions may be missing from the list of associated file extensions with the application, yet they can be opened, be part of, or otherwise be associated with the program.

Linux operating systems default file extension associations

The most common file formats used with the specific file extensions

bin file icon.bin file extension is used for Binary executable

rpm file icon.rpm file extension is used for Linux package manager archive

thm file icon.thm file extension is used for Thumbnail bitmap image

Other file extensions or file formats developed for use with Linux operating systems

0 file icon.0000 file icon.000001 file icon.001107 file icon.107108 file icon.10813 file icon.1320 file icon.2022 file icon.22500 file icon.5007 file icon.7a file icon.aallow file icon.allowappimage file icon.appimagear file icon.ararp file icon.arpaug file icon.augb file icon.bbak file icon.bakbash file icon.bashbashrc file icon.bashrcbash_history file icon.bash_historybdf file icon.bdfbfd file icon.bfdbk file icon.bkbra file icon.brabundle file icon.bundleca file icon.cacf file icon.cfcgz file icon.cgzcommon file icon.commonconf file icon.confconfigure file icon.configurecsh file icon.cshddt file icon.ddtdeny file icon.denydisk file icon.diskdiskdefines file icon.diskdefinesds file icon.dsdwo file icon.dwoebuild file icon.ebuildefi file icon.efiexb file icon.exbext2 file icon.ext2ext4 file icon.ext4file file icon.filegdi file icon.gdigroup file icon.grouphelp file icon.helphm12 file icon.hm12io file icon.iojffs2 file icon.jffs2jfs file icon.jfsjrn file icon.jrnkeytab file icon.keytabko file icon.koks file icon.kslds file icon.ldslinux file icon.linuxlnx file icon.lnxmga4 file icon.mga4mga5 file icon.mga5mot file icon.motnet file icon.netopts file icon.optsout file icon.outpackage file icon.packagepartimg.bz2 file icon.partimg.bz2partimg.gz file icon.partimg.gzpbm file icon.pbmperf file icon.perfpid file icon.pidprofile file icon.profileprt file icon.prtpxe file icon.pxeqky file icon.qkyrpmnew file icon.rpmnewrpmorig file icon.rpmorigrpmsave file icon.rpmsaverun file icon.runso file icon.sospm file icon.spmsrpm file icon.srpmsxp file icon.sxptrashinfo file icon.trashinfoubifs file icon.ubifsusersettings file icon.usersettingsversion file icon.versionx86 file icon.x86xkm file icon.xkm

Common file extensions used by Linux operating systems

bin file icon.bindump file icon.dumpelf file icon.elfrpm file icon.rpmswp file icon.swpthm file icon.thm

Other file extensions associated with Linux operating systems

1 file icon.18 file icon.8bash_login file icon.bash_loginbash_profile file icon.bash_profilebit file icon.bitbsh file icon.bshcmg file icon.cmgcnr file icon.cnrcs8 file icon.cs8data file icon.dataexec file icon.execfnt file icon.fntfseventsd-uuid file icon.fseventsd-uuidfstab file icon.fstabgold file icon.goldgtar file icon.gtariputils file icon.iputilslock file icon.lockmbox file icon.mboxmlocate file icon.mlocatempkg file icon.mpkgnetboot file icon.netbootnetkit file icon.netkitoffsets file icon.offsetspartimg file icon.partimgpl file icon.plpm file icon.pmprocps file icon.procpspy file icon.pyreal file icon.reals file icon.ssamba3 file icon.samba3sh file icon.shsqfs file icon.sqfssymlink file icon.symlinkt file icon.ttextmate_init file icon.textmate_inittextutils file icon.textutilstiny file icon.tinytrashes file icon.trasheswrapper file icon.wrapperzsh file icon.zsh

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