Linux, pc operating approach created in the early 1990s by Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds and the Free Software Foundation (FSF).
While still a student at the University of Helsinki, Torvalds started out developing Linux to create a approach similar to MINIX, a UNIX operating approach. In 1991 he released version 0.02; Version 1.0 of the Linux kernel, the core of the operating approach, was released in 1994. linux wallpaper hd About the same time, American software developer Richard Stallman and the FSF made efforts to create an open-source UNIX-like operating approach called GNU. In contrast to Torvalds, Stallman and the FSF started out by creating utilities for the operating approach first. These utilities were then further to the Linux kernel to create a total approach called GNU/Linux, or, less precisely, just Linux. linux wallpaper arch
Linux grew for the period of the 1990s because of the efforts of hobbyist developers. Although Linux is not as user-friendly as the preferred Microsoft Windows and Mac OS operating systems, it is an environment friendly and reliable approach that rarely crashes. Combined with Apache, an open-source Web server, Linux accounts for more than a third of all servers used on the Internet. Because it is open source, and thus modifiable for various uses, Linux is popular for systems as diverse as cellular telephones and supercomputers. linux wallpaper cool The addition of user-friendly desktop environments, workplace suites, Web browsers, and even games helped to increase Linuxs popularity and make it more suitable for residence and workplace desktops. New distributions (packages of Linux software) were created for the period of the 1990s. Some of the more well-known distributions include Red Hat, Debian, and Slackware.