1. Only 2% of the current Linux kernel written by Linus Torvalds.
2. The Linux kernel version is written in the programming language C.
3. Countries such as Russia, Brazil and Venezuela have put their focus on Linux as a basis for interoperable management, cost efficient and technologically independent.
4. The first commercial distribution GNU / Linux was Yggdrasil was launched
Lice-CD format in 1992. Red Hat was one of the first distributions to settle within
companies and data centers in 1999.
5. A guy named William Della Croce Jr. registered the name Linux and demanded
royalties for use of the mark. Later, he agreed to assign the trademark to the true
owner, who is Torvalds.
6. 90% of the world’s most powerful supercomputers using an operating system
GNU / Linux, in fact, the top ten of supercomputers use Linux. In fact, the
penetration of Linux in data centers is very high, 33.8% of the world runs on Linux
servers compared to 7.3% does so in a Microsoft operating system.
7. The name of the penguin, Tux, is not entirely clear. On the one hand, it is said
that the origin of the name comes from the fact that penguins appear to be
wearing a tuxedo, which in English is said max tuxedo tux and is abbreviated. In
contrast, another source comes from the letters of the logo of Tux are Unix
8. U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy Submarine Fleet and Federal Aviation
Administration uses Linux in government offices. Indian state of Tamil Nadu uses
Linux for education purpose.
9. Linux programmers are often associated with living “isolated” in the world,
however, over 75% of the code developed for the Linux kernel came from private sector developers. In fact, large technology companies like Intel, Google, IBM, AMD, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Asus, HP, Analog Devices, Oracle, Novell or Red
Hat help developing applications, contributing to the core or pre-installing any GNU
/Linux their machines. In fact, during the 2003 Super Bowl (which paralyzes the
United States and remains glued to the TV for many Americans), IBM delivered a
beautiful ad talking about Linux and open source options.
10. Torvalds wanted to call the kernel Freax (a combination of “free”, “freak”, and
the letter X to indicate that it is a Unix-like), but his friend Ari Lemmke, who
administered the FTP server where the kernel was hosted for download, the
download directory called kernel of Linux Torvalds.
11. The GNU project in 1991, had no drivers and kernel, that’s what led to Linus
Torvalds to address the Linux kernel development. If GNU had had, perhaps, Torvalds had not been put to work on that.
12. Debian was one of the first GNU / Linux that was constituted and organized as
a community of developers.
13. Linux is present in highly critical applications such as Japan’s bullet trains,
traffic control, San Francisco, the New York Stock Exchange, CERN, many air
traffic control systems or control of nuclear reactors of submarines and ships
many nuclear war.
14. The Linux kernel is now the most widely ported operating system, running
on a great variety of operating systems.
15. World known companies such as Google, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter etc use Linux as their main operating system.