Tag: Linux

30th anniversary of the first Linux release

Linux: from a hobby to a collaborative tech revolution

September 17th, 2021 is the 30th anniversary of Linux. Linux was first released as a free operating system kernel on September 17th, 1991. What started as “just a hobby” for Linus Torvalds became the kernel of the GNU OS and one of the world’s most important operating systems. Linux’s history from 1991 to 2021 Linus

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Popular Linux distributions

19 popular Linux distributions

In the following list, we have gathered some of the most popular Linux distributions and some growing distros too. GNU/Linux operating systems are Unix-like and open source, and based on the Linux kernel. Among the long list of Linux distributions, there are a number of distros that clearly stand out among the others — in

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Most powerful supercomputers ranking

The 500 most powerful supercomputers use Linux

The world’s most powerful supercomputers use Linux. Everyone has heard something about supercomputers. A supercomputer is a device whose computing capabilities are by far higher than the capabilities of common computers. The most powerful supercomputer nowadays exceeds the 440 Petaflops (PFlops); a performance there’s no way a personal device can achieve. Since the end of

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Linux kernel 5.8

Linux Kernel 5.8: “one of the biggest releases of all time”

At the beginning of August 2020, Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux Kernel 5.8. This latest Linux kernel version replaces the previous stable version, Linux 5.7.  Months ago, Linus Torvalds described this new version of the kernel as one of the biggest releases of all time. Linux 5.8 introduces many improvements, such as

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CentOS Linux

CentOS Linux: distribution, versions and CentOS Stream

CentOS was launched in 2004 and is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL). It is a stable, predictable and easy to use Linux distribution, with a growing community behind it. CentOS is short for “Community Enterprise Operating System”. The CentOS Linux distribution is based on the source code of the commercial license

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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS new features

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: enhanced security and performance

Last thursday, April 23rd, the last LTS version of Ubuntu was released by Canonical: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Upgrading is possible both from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 19.10.  This long-term support release will provide public support for 5 years, until April 2025, for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Core; and until 2030

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