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Facts about Linux

25 Feb

These are some facts about Linux

  1. Linus Torvalds developed the Kernel while he was a student in the University of Helsinki in 1991.
  2. Last year, 75% of the code created for Linux, was developed by private companies.
  3. In December 2009, IBM announced a new Mainframe system designed to work under Linux.
  4. IBM choose Linux to use it in the next most powerful Supercomputer, named Sequoia (2011).
  5. 446 of the 500 top Supercomputers use Linux.
  6. 95% of the servers used in Hollywood studios used for animated films use Linux.
  7. The first film produces in Linux servers was Titanic in 1997
  8. James Cameron also choose Linux servers to produce Avatar.
  9. Google servers use Linux.
  10. Google contributed with 1.1% of the actual Linux kernel.
  11. Linux is going into the smartphone market.
  12. OS’ like Palm WebOS, Google Andoid, Nokia Maemo or Samsung Bada use the Linux kernel.
  13. TiVo uses its own personalized version of Linux.
  14. Linux leads the server market with 33,8% (Windows has 7,3%)
  15. Well, in the desktop and laptop market, Linux only has about 1,02% share.

Some things worth knowing 😉

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5 responses to “Facts about Linux

  1. radfemles

    26/02/2010 at 04:31

    interesting stuff! I’ve been trying to learn more about computers and technology in general, especially after learning about how sketch microsoft can be!

     
  2. Alejandro

    27/02/2010 at 16:13

    I had to translate it as it was originally made in Spanish 😉

     
  3. tracy

    22/03/2010 at 11:52

    Cynthia

     
  4. Rahul

    26/03/2010 at 12:23

    It is getting full rank because it covers all topic in brief. Thanks a lot for sharing.

     

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