Little known facts about Linux.
Linux almost completed 25 years as an operating system, which is simply wow. let's look at some little-known facts about Linux -
- A Standard Linux Kernel of today has over 10 Million lines of code and it grows at the rate of 10% every year. About 4500 lines of codes are added and 1500 lines of code are changed everyday. Initially in 1991, Linux kernel version 0.01 was released with 10239 lines of code.
- 90% of the world’s most powerful supercomputers are using GNU/Linux. Top ten of supercomputers use Linux. 33.8% of the world runs on Linux servers compared to 7.3% running Microsoft Windows operating system.
- According to a study funded by the European Union, the estimated cost to redevelop the most recent kernel versions would be at $1.14 billion USD.
- The Linux kernel’s official mascot is a penguin named Tux, abbreviation of tuxedo. The idea that Linux had a pet penguin comes from Linus Torvalds himself.
- Mission critical applications like Japan's Bullet Train, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), US Postal services, CERN, Nuclear projects & many such applications solely rely on UNIX based systems.