Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Celebrating 25 Years of Linux !

  • Fact #6: While Linus was serving as in the Finnish military — doing ballistics calculations — he bought a copy of Andrew Tanenbaum’s Operating Systems: Design and Implementation. This book described Minix — a simplified educational version of Unix — and opened Linus’s eyes to the Unix philosophy.
  • Fact #12: 97% of the world’s supercomputers run on Linux — including clusters used by NASA.
  • Fact #13: SpaceX uses a special fault-tolerant design of Linux in each of its Merlin rocket engines. Through this, Linux has helped complete 32 space missions.

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