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Linux
Tux
Tux the penguin, mascot o Linux[1]
Linux 3.0.0 boot.png
Linux kernel 3.0.0 booting
Company / developer Linus Torvalds an thoosands o collaborators
Written in C, assembly[2]
OS faimily Unix-lik
Initial release 0.01 (17 September 1991; 27 years ago (1991-09-17))
Latest release 4.17.6 (11 Julie 2018; 2 months ago (2018-07-11)) [±][3]
Latest preview 4.18-rc5 (15 Julie 2018; 2 months ago (2018-07-15)) [±][4]
Available in Inglis
Kernel type Monolithic
License GPL v2[5][6] plus various closed soorce binary blobs[7][8]
Offeecial wabsteid kernel.org

The Linux kernel is a Unix-lik operatin seestem kernel uised bi a variety o operatin seestems based on it, which are uisually in the form o Linux distributions.[9]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Linux Online (2008). "Linux Logos and Mascots". Archived frae the oreeginal on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  2. "The linux-kernel mailing list FAQ". Tux.Org. 
  3. Kroah-Hartman, Greg (7 February 2018). "Linux 4.15.2". LKML (Mailin leet). Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  4. Torvalds, Linus (15 July 2018). "Linux 4.18-rc5". LKML (Mailin leet). Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  5. InfoWorld. "Linux creator Torvalds still no fan of GPLv3". Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  6. "Linux Kernel Copying". Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  7. Stallman, Richard (2002). "Linux, GNU, and freedom". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 2007-02-21. 
  8. "linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/blob - firmware/WHENCE". git.kernel.org. 2002-10-16. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  9. "README". git.kernel.org. Retrieved 2010-11-12.