The Linux kernel turned 30 yesterday. This was posted on Linux Twitter. Recall that the development of a kernel for a family of operating systems of the same name, corresponding to POSIX standards, was started in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, who was then studying at the University of Helsinki. He became the creator and primary developer of Linux. Already on August 25, the first version of the kernel was published, which is distributed as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Operating systems based on the Linux kernel are widely used in a wide variety of computer segments - from embedded systems and smartphones to personal computers and supercomputers.
The Linux trademark is owned by Linus Torvalds, and the Tux penguin has been a recognizable symbol of the project since 1996. The strength of the project is the participation in the development of a huge number of independent developers and companies, and the development and promotion of Linux are facilitated by the presence of specialized non-profit associations, starting with The Linux Foundation.