Linux is by far the biggest open-source project ever made possible and it is going in an excellent direction. Linux foundation with many other companies around the world is working together to make it more usable, stable, and secure. In this article, I’m listing the top 10 facts about Linux that you should know about.

Linux can be very sneaky and you may even not know how indirectly you are using Linux in your day-to-day life. These 10 facts pull the curtains from some of the facts about Linux.

Top 10 Linux facts (2021)

  1. Microsoft, the biggest competitor in places like mobile, IoT, Desktop, Cloud, and everything else contributes to Linux. It is a platinum contributor.
  2. Many companies and countries have their own official Linux distribution India has its own, called BOSS Linux.
  3. Individuals, People, Startups, Companies, and Organizations of all sizes save billions of dollars every year because Linux is free and open-source.
  4. Linux updates and gets patches very quickly, it is as easy as updating applications on your mobile phone.
  5. Comparatively, Linux is easier to use and learn than other operating systems.
  6. Linux, first developed by Linus Torvalds (very cool guy), now developed by the whole world. Individuals, Companies, Governments, Institutions. It also has the best supportive online community.
  7. World’s most popular technology device? Your mobile phone, of course, usages Linux. Android is the most popular and widely used smart device operating system. Runs on Phone, Watch, TV, Car, almost everything.
  8. Linux is used in every major space program and private companies, popular being ISRO, NASA, and SpaceX, Bluehorizon.
  9. Linux has a specific place in Hollywood. The Visual effects of Avatar and Titanic were developed on a Linux platform using the FOSS software. The same is for the gaming industry that heavily makes use of Linux in development.
  10. All of 500 supercomputers run on Linux.

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So these are some of the facts that add more Linux sense to our Linux horizon. I’m only scratching a little surface here. Linux has much more than this list of 10 facts. I enthusiastically encourage you to learn about Linux.

Do not hesitate to provide your feedback about it. If you think something should be added, feel free to put a comment below, and till then keep on enjoying Linux.