History of Linux OS

What is Linux OS?

Linux OS is a free and open source operating system that has been developed by the community since 1985. It is the most popular operating system in the world with over 40% of all servers running on it. Linux OS is also known as GNU/Linux which stands for GNU’s Not Unix.


This OS was developed by a group of programmers who wanted to create an operating system that was free, secure and compatible with Unix. The first version was released in 1991 and since then it has grown into one of the most popular Operating Systems in the world. Linux OS is available in many forms like a desktop, server or embedded platform. In this article we will discuss Linux OS in detail and will also discuss why it has become so popular over time.

Linux OS Development History: 

The history of Linux is a fascinating one. It began in 1991 with a small group of programmers working out of the University of Helsinki, Finland. These people were part of the GNU project, which was the first open-source operating system. The GNU project had been started by Richard Stallman and his colleague, Albert Grampa, who had designed a new version of Unix that would be free for anyone to use and modify. The idea behind this was that users would have more freedom over their own computers than they did under proprietary software such as Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X.

In response to this threat, Microsoft decided to sue Stallman and his colleagues for copyright infringement. They lost the case in March 1992 and were ordered to pay $110 million in damages. Stallman took this as an opportunity to try something else: create an operating system that could compete with Microsoft’s Windows and Mac OS systems while remaining free for everyone to use and modify. He called it GNU/Linux (GLIMX).

Linux was originally written in C, which grew out of the Plan 9 operating system. Originally developed by Bell Labs and released to the public in 1991, Linux is an open-source operating system that can be freely used, modified and distributed by anyone. In 1992, Linus Torvalds designed a kernel for a new operating system called Linux. This kernel was initially developed for Intel x86 architecture computers with 80286 processors running at 100 MHz.

The kernel was then ported to other architectures such as MIPS R3000 and Alpha AXP, PowerPC and SPARC. The number of ports increased over time as more people contributed their time and skills. In 1994, Linus Torvalds released the kernel for free distribution under the GNU General Public License (GPL). In 1998 he released version 2.4 which included support for more hardware platforms including 64 bit processors from AMD64 and Intel EM64T.

Linux Popularity:

Linux is a free, open-source operating system. It’s used in computers, mobile devices, and servers. Linux has been used since the early 1980s. Linux is now used on more than one billion devices worldwide, according to Wikipedia. Linux has become the most popular operating system in the world. Linux popularity is still growing. In 2016, there were over one billion active installations of Linux on desktops, laptops and servers worldwide. That’s more than Microsoft Windows (1 billion), Apple’s Mac OS (966 million), and Google Android (395 million).

Here are some reasons why Linux was so successful:

It was easy to use for beginners because it didn’t require any prior knowledge about computers or software installation. You could just download it from a website or get it from your local computer store without paying anything extra for it! You didn’t have to buy expensive hardware or software because it was open source and free to use! You could find someone else who had written code for their hardware or software so you didn’t have to worry about buying anything else but your computer!

Conclusion: Linux OS is a leading operating system of choice for web servers, supercomputers and smartphones.

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