I probably know more ‘Girl‘ Linux OS users than any other “normal people” in the World! 😁
No no no no, I don’t know her, she wrote the following article…
Last month, the Linux kernel turned 30. If you’re someone who’s been immersed in the Linux world since Y2K like me, it may feel a bit surreal that so much time has passed since the kernel’s inception.
As a training architect at A Cloud Guru (ACG), I teach courses about all things Linux and specialize in hands-on, lab-based learning.
When Linux first arrived, it was mostly a hobby for enthusiastic engineers and Computer Science students who could contribute by developing code. The steep learning curve associated with fitting Linux to your machine was a barrier for more novice programmers.
Over time, this has changed considerably. Online forums, workshops, and classes have made Linux more accessible to the average internet user. The free sharing of ideas has come to epitomize the open-source community, and for software engineers, Linux is at the heart of this community.
Now, Linux is everywhere. Enterprise level companies use Linux distributions to process the biggest production workloads in the world. It has replaced proprietary commercial Unix operating systems in very large companies with better stability and less down time. Because Linux systems can be as small or as large as you want, it’s also now being used in our homes for smart and mobile devices as well.
Potentially the most impactful outcome of the kernel is the infrastructure of modern cloud computing. Linux’s scalability has paved the way for supercomputers and server farms to function efficiently while requiring relatively light-weight computing resources. In fact, Linux supports about 90% of the public cloud workload.
Linux is always growing and will become even more popular within the next few years. As more people become familiar with Linux and learn to use it, I see major potential for growth in the mobile computing space, within personal computers, and across small and large companies. In fact, we are already seeing it filter into home gaming systems and Raspberry Pi projects. With Linux, the sky’s the limit!
Read the entire article, I only offered ‘snippets‘ without all the great links Cara Nolte provided: A Linux expert tells why she thinks the kernel is so important.
- I’ve been hearing about the ‘Year of the Linux Desktop‘ since roughly 1998, but proprietary Chrome OS Desktop/Laptop is about as close as Linux has been. – (NOTE: Chrome OS only requires *ONE* pestering ‘Pesky Password‘ per session, i.e. ‘Desktop‘ Linux should take a cue from Android ‘n Chrome OS!) – IMHO, without ‘Da Ladies heavily involved, Linux is never going to see the ‘Year of the Linux Desktop‘.
LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!