10 Unique Linux Facts That People Rarely Know

10 Unique Linux Facts That People Rarely Know

10 Unique Linux Facts That People Rarely Know

 Linux is one of the most powerful and popular operating systems in the world. The Linux operating system was developed by Linus Benedict Torvalds at the age of 21. Currently, there are more than 300 versions of Linux available, and as of today, Linux is open to thousands of developers worldwide for improvisation and is also one of the top choices of developers.

Even big tech companies like Intel, IBM, HP and Google and startups are helping to improve the Linux code. Linux is also freeware and generally free of viruses and other malware infections.

In this article, we will share information on 10 unique Linux facts that people rarely know or maybe not many people know

1. Linux Uses the C Programming Language

According to openhub.net, the majority (95%) of Linux kernel versions are written in C . The second popular language for Linux is assembly language (2.8%).

2. Linux Runs On Almost Any Hardware

Yes, Linux can run on almost any piece of hardware from cell phones to supercomputers. The open source nature of the kernel and software means it can be ported to other architectures by third parties, while end users need not care about the underlying hardware.

3. Debian Was One Of The First GNU / Linux To Form

Debian was one of the first GNU/Linux to be formed and organized as a community of developers. Source code of Debian v. 4.0 contains 283 million lines of code, $7.37 billion : the projected cost of producing that amount of code in a commercial environment. The Debian codebase remains the foundation for other distros such as Ubuntu, Knoppix and Xandros.

4. Almost All Super Computers Use Linux

90% of the world's most powerful supercomputers use the GNU/Linux operating system, in fact, the ten largest supercomputers use Linux. In fact, Linux penetration in data centers is very high, 33.8% in the world running on Linux servers compared to 7.3% in Microsoft operating systems.

5. Famous SmartPhone Devices Using Linux

Linux has a strong following in the SmartPhone or Smartphone field. Call it the Android Operating System based on Linux. The operating system is based on the Linux kernel and Google has made several changes to make it go beyond the original base Linux kernel. Other hardware devices that use Linux are Palm WebOS, the Nokia Maemo smartphone operating system built on top of the Linux kernel.

6. Big Companies In The World Use Linux

Yes, quite a number of well-known Enterprises are supported by Linux nowadays. Linux is also the favorite os of major tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook to provide web and cloud services. Google has a special version of ubuntu for employees called Goobuntu.

7. Many Countries Use Linux

Countries such as Russia, Brazil, and Venezuela have put their focus on Linux as the basis for interoperable, cost-effective and technologically independent management.

8. Linux Development Level Remains Unrivaled

Linux kernel 3.15 had the busiest development cycle in kernel history. On average, 7.71 kernel code changes are delivered per hour – that's 185 changes daily and nearly 1,300 per week.

9. Linux's official mascot is a penguin

The official mascot of the Linux kernel is a penguin named Tux, short for tuxedo. This is due to the fact when they were about to choose a mascot, Torvalds mentioned he was bitten by a little penguin (Eudyptula minor) on a visit to the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra, Australia.

10. Linux Has Two Birthdays

On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds announced to the world via Usenet that he was creating a free operating system. On October 5, 1991, the first Linux kernel was released. To honor Torvalds' innovation, an effort known as Linux Day has emerged. Linux Day is celebrated on the Saturday closest to August 25th, so in 2017, it falls on August 26th.

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Resa Risyan

Just an ordinary person who wants to share a little knowledge, hopefully the knowledge I provide can be useful for all of us. Keep in mind! Useful knowledge is an investment in the afterlife.

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