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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.

Linux Kernel 5.18 Released, This is What’s New

“Ahoy, a brand new Linux kernel release is now available to download. Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, announced the release of Linux 5.18 in a short email to the Linux Kernel Mailing List, writing: “No unexpected nasty surprises this …

Linux Kernel 5.17 Released, This is What’s News

“Linux 5.17 arrives a week later than initially planned, and features a canny crop of changes, improvements, performance enhancements, and all-important security fixes. Linus Torvalds, announcing the release on the Linux Kernel Mailing List, says the one-week delay (to …

Slackware Release Announcement

“Well folks, in spite of the dire predictions of YouTube pundits, this morning the Slackhog emerged from its development den, did not see its shadow, and Slackware 15.0 has been officially released - another six weeks (or years) of the …

Linux Kernel 5.16 Released – And Gamers Will Love It

“The Linux Kernel just received its major update of the year — and if you’re a gamer, it’s a corker! Linus Torvalds announced the availability of Linux kernel 5.16 exactly where he always announces it: the Linux kernel …

Worth the wait: Fedora Linux 35 is here!

“Today, I’m excited to share the results of the hard work of thousands of Fedora Project contributors: our latest release, Fedora Linux 35, is here! While we broke our six-release streak of on-schedule releases, we felt it was more …

Ubuntu 21.10 has landed

“Today, Canonical released Ubuntu 21.10 – the most productive environment for cloud-native developers and AI/ML innovators across the desktop, devices and cloud. “As open source becomes the new default, we aim to bring Ubuntu to all the corners of …

Linux Kernel 5.14 Released, This is What’s New

“Announcing the latest kernel’s arrival on the Linux Kernel mailing list Linux founder Linus Torvalds couldn’t resist acknowledging the attention his ‘hobby’ project has received for its 30th anniversary recently, remarking: “I realize you must all still be …

Happy birthday, Linux: From a bedroom project to billions of devices in 30 years

“Greg Kroah-Hartman talks to El Reg about world domination, what was, and what may be for the kernel On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds, then a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland, sent a message to the comp …

Linux Kernel 5.13 Released with Initial Apple M1 Support, AMD FreeSync HDMI, and More Changes

“After a few months of development, Linux Kernel 5.13 is finally ready for prime time. It brings to the table a plethora of huge improvements, most notably the preliminary support for Apple’s M1 platform. Alongside the support for …

Fedora Linux 34 is officially here!

“Today, I’m excited to share the results of the hard work of thousands of contributors to the Fedora Project: our latest release, Fedora Linux 34, is here! I know a lot of you have been waiting… I’ve seen …