40+ open source and Linux terms you need to know

If you’re new to Linux and open source software, you will quickly find that there are many terms to learn. Or maybe you’ve come across a word or two in your journey and found yourself lost. Fortunately, TechRepublic Premium is here to help you along the way.

We’ve collected more than 40 terms that are commonly used within the open-source and Linux communities; terms that aren’t always in the regular parlance.

Novices take note: We’ve avoided adding commands and applications to this list and stuck with more general terms. Hopefully, this short glossary will help clear your path to Linux administration.

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