Linux

Linux (/ˈlɪnəks/ (About this soundlisten) LIN-əks) is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution. Linux was originally developed for personal computers based on the Intel x86 architecture, but has since been ported to more platforms than any other operating system. Linux is the leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers, and the only OS used on TOP500 supercomputers (since November 2017, having gradually eliminated all competitors). It is used by around 2.3 percent of desktop computers. The Chromebook, which runs the Linux kernel-based Chrome OS, dominates the US K–12 education market and represents nearly 20 percent of sub-$300 notebook sales in the US.

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Linus Torvalds Releases the “Really Big” Linux Kernel 5.8

“Linus Torvalds has recently shipped Linux kernel 5,8, nearly a month of a half after he announced this release as a “really big” update that reminds of the 4.9 version. “I considered making an rc8 all the way …

Lenovo Brings Linux Certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation Portfolio, Easing Deployment for Developers & Data Scientists

“More than 250 million computers are sold each year and NetMarketShare reports that 2.87 percent – roughly 7.2 million users – are using those computers to run Linux®1. Once thought of as a niche IT crowd, this user base …

Linux Kernel 5.7 Released: The Top 10 New Features You Should Know

“After seven release candidates, Linus Torvalds has officially announced the final stable version of Linux Kernel 5.7. The latest release succeeds the previous Linux Kernel 5.6 including all the changes pulled out during the kernel 5.7 merge …

Fedora 32 is officially here!

“It’s here! We’re proud to announce the release of Fedora 32. Thanks to the hard work of thousands of Fedora community members and contributors, we’re celebrating yet another on-time release. If you just want to get to …

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS arrives

“Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, today announced the general availability of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, with a particular emphasis on security and performance. “Accelerating open source globally is our mission. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is the new state of the …

Linux Kernel 5.6 Officially Released

“Linus Torvalds has announced the Linux kernel 5.6 with highly anticipated improvements including support for WireGuard VPN. Torvalds says in the official announcement that the development of the next kernel update is unlikely to be impacted substantially by the …

Nuttx on the STM32F103C8T6

“Wouldn’t it be C O O L to have a Linux prompt on the STM32F103C8T6. Not likely, however, Nuttx on the STM32F103C8T6 is about as close as you will get. Nuttx is a RTOS which runs on a wide …

A new Raspbian update

“The last major release of Raspbian was the Buster version we launched alongside Raspberry Pi 4 last year. There was a minor release a couple of months later, which was mostly just bug-fixes for the first release (hence no blog …

Linux Kernel 5.5 “Kleptomaniac Octopus” Officially Launched

“Linus Torvalds has officially released Linux kernel 5.5 according to the original schedule, despite the delays that were expected due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Codenamed Kleptomaniac Octopus, the new Linux release comes with a series …

Project  SamyGO

SamyGO

“SamyGO is a project for legal reverse engineering and research on Samsung Television firmwares which is Open Sourced, partially. Enable PVR for Cable TV or Dish Network SamyGO enables PVR on some TV models so users could record their favorite …