The Linux Kernel has about 20 million lines of code. The first Kernel, which was coded by Linus Torvalds, only had 10,250 lines.
Linux was built using mainly the C programming language (about 95%) but also Assembly, C++, XML, Perl, Python, HTML, etc.
Over 80% of the contributions to the Linux kernel come from developers paid by Intel, Red Hat, Samsung , IBM, Google, etc.
Close to 97 percent of the world's fastest computer's use Linux as their operating system.
Google has developed its own Linux Distribution called Goobuntu. It's based on Ubuntu, and it's only used internally.
Linux is responsible for managing about 35% of the Internet's data, while Microsoft is only used for about 8% of the world's servers.
The name of Tux, the Linux penguin mascot, may be based on the fact that a penguin's body is colored like a TUXedo. Another theory suggests that Tux is a combination of "Torvalds" and "Unix".
Back In 2000, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, wanted to hire Linus Torvalds and have him develop OS X. Fortunately, Linus declined the offer.
The Linux kernel is patched about 200 times each day.
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This OS continues to gain numerous fans due to the fact that it is open source, flexible and secure. Here's a graph that shows the most popular Linux distros in the world.
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Little Known Linux Facts
Linux has experienced a relatively modest growth rate until recently, being installed on about 3% of computers in the world in 2015.
However, Linux's popularity has recently exploded due to Android, a mobile OS that is based on Linux and is used for smartphones, watches, cars, TVs, etc. Google estimates that there are about 2 billion Android OS / Linux users in the world.