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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Canonical Officially Launches Ubuntu 20.10

“Ubuntu was, is, and will probably remain the leading Linux distribution out there, at least as far as the number of users is considered. And the one to thank is Canonical’s commitment to keeping Ubuntu up-to-date with the latest …

Eight release candidates later and it’s out: New hardware and more AMD in Linux 5.9

“Linux 5.9 has been declared stable, with Linus Torvalds observing “there doesn’t really seem to be anything particularly scary in here” despite the number of tweaks in the last week. Although more lines had been changed than he …

Raspberry Pi OS Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 5.4 LTS

“A new version of the official Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian) distribution for Raspberry Pi computers is now available to download, the first to switch to the Linux 5.4 LTS kernel series. It’s been three months since the …

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 …