Dear Reader, there could be times when you have to face questions related to linux. Not always the candidates enjoy the comfort level as they do with questions on usual Windows based concepts. Hence, every correct answer on questions related to linux can reflect your level of competence.
Below are sample questions related to linux and its distributions.
Several versions of Linux are distributed under GNU GPL (General Public License). Can you brief about the constraints on this license ?
GPL licenses are widely used among many popular open source systems today. This license permits one to modify and use the code. The only constraint will be that the users of the modified code can redistribute only under GPL license again.
Can you tell any one advantage of linux over windows servers?
Most of the linux server distributions are under GPL license. This means, the source code will be available for any kind of customization. This opens up the room for strong communities of open source world to enhance the code continuously. This can be considered as an advantage.
Are open source softwares like linux distributions are always free to use ?
Though license permits not only one to modify the code but also allows him to charge a fee for his service. Hence at a broad level one can say that not always these softwares are free to use.
Can you name the distribution that is being maintained by Oracle ? Can you also name the parent distribution of Linux ?
Oracle Enterprise Linux is the distribution being maintained by Oracle. Its parent distribution is Fedora.