Votes: 0Posted On: Aug 22, 2017 05:15:01
Linux has and always be an open source, which means anyone can freely modify and redistribute its source code, tweaking it to better serve their own purposes.
But for many years, Linux quietly powered web servers for the world's largest companies but never could find its way to the limelight. However, this changed in 2008 when Google released Android which was built on Linux that today powers most of the smartphones.
It would be very hard to pin down on exactly how popular Linux is on the web, but according to a study, Unix and Linux operating systems together power about 67 percent of all the web servers. Of which at least half or more runs on Linux. The assumption is that it is probably the vast majority.
Today, the arch rival Microsoft has about one-third of the Azure instances that run on Linux instead of Windows. And Microsoft itself is using Linux for some of the networking tech behind the scenes of Azure. In fact, Linux is so crucial to web development that Microsoft partnered with Linux vendor Canonical to make it easier for programmers to build Linux applications on their Windows laptops.
Linux has now gone further than smartphones, into technologies you would never have imagined like your smart TVs from companies like Samsung and LG, drones, and even cars that are meant to be self-driven. The future with Linux is endless and this is possible only because it is an open source platform where any enthusiast can modify/rebuild/customize it to meet his need that too for free.