Linux is the best known and the most used open source operating system. Linux is a family of open source Unix like operating systems based on the linux kernel. As an operating system kernel it was first released on 17 September 1991,by Linus Torvalds.

How does Linux work?

Linux based OS is like any other operating system that you use today, such as Windows, Mac and Unix. It serves as a based for users to run application on top of the operating system and conduct their day to day tasks on a computer or any hardware that runs an application from Routers to IOT Devices.

It is interesting that a lot of the day to day appliances that we use to day actually run some form of Linux Kernel. Whether be it a modern coffee machine or an intelligent microwave.

Why is Linux so popular?