he official version of the Linux kernel 3.2 is finally released, and can be downloaded from the following address: linux-3.2.tar.bz2 Linux is the most popular free computer operating system kernel. It is a C language POSIX-compliant Unix-like operating system. Linux was first used by the Finnish hacker Linus Torvalds who is to try to provide a free Unix-like operating system on Intel x86 architecture and development. The program began in 1991, Linus Torvalds was the Usenet newsgroup comp.os.minix posted posts here, this is famous post marks the official start of the Linux program.
In the early plan some Minix hackers provide assistance. Today, many programmers around the world are providing free of charge for the program. Technically, Linux is a kernel. "Kernel" refers to a hardware abstraction layer, disk and file system control, multi-tasking and other features of the system software. A kernel is not a complete operating system. A complete operating system based on Linux kernel called Linux operating system, or GNU / Linux.
Linux is a macro system kernel (monolithic kernel). The device driver can have full access to the hardware. Within the Linux device driver can easily set form of modular (modularize) during system operation can be directly loaded or unloaded.