What Is Linux?

Linux is the most popular open-source operating system powering almost any type of device. Like any other operating system, Linux is a bridge that connects all other software with the underlying hardware. Being open-source, users can view and edit the code to customize the system. For this reason, there are many distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, etc.

Linux became available in the mid-1990s, and since then, it has gained tremendous popularity. High security and no license fees make Now, it almost impossible to imagine the Internet or any IT infrastructure without Linux-powered servers.