Linux is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the
model of free and open-source software development and distribution. The
defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system
kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds.The Free
Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to describe the operating
system, which has led to some controversy.
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. Because of the dominance of Android on smartphones, Linux has
the largest installed base of all general-purpose operating
systems.Linux is also the leading operating system on servers and other
big iron systems such as mainframe computers, and is used on 99.6% of
the TOP500 supercomputers.It is used by around 2.3% of desktop
computers.The Chromebook, which runs the Linux kernel-based Chrome OS,
dominates the US K–12 education market and represents nearly 20% of the
sub-$300 notebook sales in the US.Linux also runs on embedded systems –
devices whose operating system is typically built into the firmware and
is highly tailored to the system. This includes TiVo and similar DVR
devices, network routers, facility automation controls, televisions,
video game consoles and smartwatches.Many smartphones and tablet
computers run Android and other Linux derivatives.
NB:- Linux Distribution Name Start with Letters L, M, N & O
NB:- Latest stable version of the software will be delivered.