Linux at 30 – Extending Agility in the Era of Blockchain, IoT & Supercomputing
Linux is entering its 3rd decade of existence. And, it will be a glorious celebration around the world in the Web3.0 era. Research revealed Linux systems would soon outpace and outperform many of the existing super-powers of OS industry, including Microsoft. What started out of frustration on working with traditional operating systems (OS) for Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel steadily became a ubiquitous part of the fast-growing open-source DevOps economy. Linux’s popular distribution versions include Fedora and Ubuntu, both of which are now strong components of the internet of things, driving value in the cloud computing setups and robotics. From NASA to Mercedes Benz, there is a streak of Linux visible in the IT and programming world, which needs to be highlighted widely, even as other OS makers shift focus to delivering licensed products that need massive up-hauling every 6 months.
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In 2018, IDC had stated that Linux surpassed Windows as the fastest growing operating system for endpoints. In fact, it had predicted back then about Linux’s ready-to-scale framework as the best option to move to the Cloud platform. This movement to Cloud on Linux OS was then seen as the precursor to modern day operations in Cloud computing, cyber security, GUI development, virtualization, and Open source DevOps, all of which have a direct impact on workforce productivity and collaboration.
From hyper-mobile infrastructure to secured end-point management, Linux kernel is at the heart of everything today. Oh OK, not all! IGEL, the leading provider of edge OS for cloud workspaces, is based on Linux Kernel. It is a shining example of how Linux’s adoption not only influences Cloud growth but also exemplifies the simplicity and agility of working in a supercomputing, hyper-growth internet ecosystem. Whether it’s blockchain or connected cars, Linux can automate them all. Blockchain, yes we are referring to Hyperleddger – a multi-project open source collaborative effort hosted by The Linux Foundation.
Simon Clephan, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, IGEL, spoke to us. Simon said, “Thirty years since its birth, Linux is at the core of helping remote workers remain productive in the new work-from-anywhere environments that have come about as a result of the global pandemic. This is yet one more remarkable milestone enabled by the power of Linux, and as passionate followers of Linux, IGEL commends Linus Torvalds for the vision and talent that created a better way to run the world’s computers.”