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Some well known facts about Linux

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Linux is perhaps the world’s most powerful operating system to date. It was developed by a Finish software engineer Linus Benedict Trovalds at the age of 21 as his thesis. Presently, Linux has 300 types of codes and you can use any depending on your applications.

To know Linux better, here are the some fun and interesting facts about the Linux operating system.

  • The original name of Linux is “Freax” a blend of the words of ‘freak’ and allusion of Unix. Trovalds already considered the name Linux but thought it was too egotistical. Half a year later, he decided Linux is more suitable.
  • In 1991, the GNU project has no drivers or kernels which nudged Trovalds to develop the Linux kernel.
  • Linux kernel is written in the programming language C.
  • This operating system is a freeware. Meaning it is free from virus and malware infections.
  • Linux official mascot is a penguin named Tux. Continue reading “Some well known facts about Linux”