EFYTimes gives you a list of 14 such facts about Linux that are interesting and fun all at once.
Monday, September 16, 2013: There are a lot of facts about Linux that are interesting and not known at all. EFYTimes gives you a list of 14 such facts about Linux that are interesting and fun all at once:
1. Linux is Obsolete: One of the most heated debates on the relevance of Linux was held recently between Andrew S Tanenbaum and Linus Torvalds focused Linux portability and its architecture in general. Tanenbaum is of the opinion that the OS is obsolete.
2. The outspoken Linus: Linus Torvalds has been outspoken at many occasions-one of the more explicit comments he made recently was that he would not change the structure of Linux to “deep throat Microsoft”.
3. Was Linux invented by Bill Gates and has all the evidence removed by him? A compelling argument made by Mr Tom Adelstein on this topic. In his argument, he says that Microsoft has managed to show that smaller OS-es like Linux are a threat to its existence, and has managed to remove all the evidence as well!
4. Microsoft Linux AKA MSLinux: There has been talks of a Linux distribution system that tries to give the power of Linux with ease of use that one usually expect from Microsoft products. Most tech analysts say that they have a hard time believing this is true.
5. Linus was offered Job at Apple by Steve Jobs? This one’s absolutely correct. As far back as 2000, when Linus met Steve Jobs, he was offered a job at Apple’s Cupertino campus
6. GooBuntu: The Linux flavor used inside Google. This is also true that Ubuntu Linux is Google's desktop of choice and that it's called Goobuntu.
7. Linux for supercomputers: Linux powers 90 per cent of the world’s top supercomputers. World’s fastest super computer ‘Sequoia’ (developed by IBM) runs entirely on Linux.
8. Linux in movie making business: It is an interesting fact that 90 per cent of servers that are used by Hollywood animation studios make use of Linux.
9. The ‘Linux’ name trademark dispute: There was a trademark dispute which had gained some prominence when Linus decided to name kernel as ‘Linux’, especially given the fact that he didn’t register it. Later on, in 1994, a guy named William Della Croce, Jr. filed for a trademark in United States and demanded royalties from distributors of Linux. Linus Torvalds won this legal battle over name ‘Linux’ in 1997.
10. The first Linux Live CD: This was used by yggdrasil computing, a company, that was the first one to produce a Live-CD for it’s ‘Plug and Play’ Linux distribution known as LSX
11. Microsoft spends millions to counter Linux: It is believed on the back of firm evidence, that Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, spent $421 million to counter the growth of Linux and its penetration in Microsoft Windows’s market.
12. Linux as a case study: A now famous case study on Linux was part of an issue of the ‘Business Week Magazine’.
13. Hundreds of Linux Distros: Linux is distributed by over 300 distributions in action across the world and the list is growing everyday!
14. Linus, Steve and Bill Gates: Hate them or love them but we cannot ignore them. Here is a compilation of great quotes from these 3 men.
Fonte: 14 Less Known Facts About Linux