When we speak of Linux, most likely we are referring to the Linux software originally written by Linux
Torvalds whose copyright is covered by the GPL or GNU General Public License (under authority from
the Free Software Foundation.) Linux is unique among operating systems in that anyone may amend the
original source code of their personal Linux software copy for their own purposes.
Linux is in demand among many users (ranging from the small-time users like students to the big-time
users like corporations and universities) because it has many great qualities that attract people to use it. It
can be used effectively for networking purposes, because it can withstand the rigors of heavy user loads
– due to the extensive effort Linux developers put into removing bugs from the system, and the extensive
testing the operating system underwent before Linux was formally offered to the public.
Another feature of the Linux Network Management system which is quite good is that the different unique
architectures known as Alpha, Sparc and Intel can also be used with Linux. Experimental support has also
been provided for the Power PC and any embedded systems.
If you want to talk about Linux Network Management applications, you can try the remote
administration projects called Linuxconf. and Webmin (for starters.) Linuxconf. aims to make Linux
remote management easier. Webmin, on the other hand, is also a form of system administration tool but
one that is based on Web services (meaning, you can make changes in the system so long as you have a
Web browser and Net access.)