In this interesting article you will find 10 fun facts about Linus Torvalds and the Linux Kernel.
Linux is an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution.
Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project.
Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name “GNU/Linux” to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.
Linus Benedict Torvalds is a Finnish-American software engineer who is the creator and, historically, the main developer of the Linux kernel, used by Linux distributions and other operating systems such as Android and Chrome OS.
He also created the distributed revision control system Git and the scuba dive logging and planning software Subsurface.
01 – Linus was named after a Nobel prize winner – He was named after Linus Pauling, a double Nobel prize winner in Chemistry and Peace.
02 – Linus’s first computer was a Commodore Vic 20 – At the age of 10, Linus started writing programs in BASIC on his maternal grandfather’s Commodore Vic 20.
03 – Linus chose the penguin to be the logo of Linux. A picture of penguin appears on many desktop computers that run Linux.
04 – Steve Jobs offered Linus Torvalds a job in 2000, on the condition that he stops the development on Linux kernel. Linus (thankfully) he declined.
05 – Linux created the Linux kernel because he didn’t have enough money for a UNIX.
06 – The Linux kernel is by far the most active open source project on Earth. Its accepts an average of 200 patches each day.
07 – Microsoft, the company who famously tried to “terminate” the project in the late 90s and early 00s now leverages Linux in its server business.
08 – Huawei, Intel, Google, Red Hat, Facebook, Canonical and Samsung are among the top contributors to Linux kernel development in recent years.
09 – Every time a kernel is released, it is given a codename.
10 – Almost All super computers run Linux.
In this article we checked ten fun facts about Linus Torvalds.
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