We want to wish “Happy Birthday” to Linux, which will turn 25 years old on August 25. The company started as a hobby for Linus Torvalds. He sent a message to get help with a new operating system. People showed interest and this is how one of the most popular brands in the world was created.
The company did a report on the OS with its achievements for the last 25 years. They write that 13 500 developers, from 1 300 companies have contributed to this project. You should know that most of the sites you are using are made by Linux. Moreover, the company runs smartwatches or other technology we are using every day. Uber is also a company that runs Linux software. It is like it rules the world. At this moment there are hundreds of programmers dedicated to the goal of making the Internet better. This brand wants to help all of them and create new features that will improve our life.
What is really interesting is that even Microsoft released code for them. They might have learned that if you can beat someone, you should join them. Linux does not seem to stop here. There were many improvements made in the last year and there will be more in the future. For example, here are some new features Linux managed to improve: persistent memory device support, numerous networking enhancements or encrypted storage.
Another thing Linux researchers are focusing on in their security. They added numerous hardware security features , such as memory protection extensions. This way they want to be sure nobody will be able to break their system, although many hackers tried during these last period. Many people think that Linux became a model because they did not try only to become better, but they also helped other companies to achieve their dreams. It is not easy for a company to share what its people know, but it seems that this helped Linux became the brand that is today.
We are sure that there will be more improvements in the next few years. The first 25 years were just the beginning. There was a time when the Internet was not offering as many things as it does in our days. Linux has 25 years of professionalism and this is a proof that great things can be achieved while helping others.
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