How Linux has influenced modern-day IT

Saran, Cliff
October 2016
Computer Weekly;10/25/2016, p7
Trade Publication
The article discusses how the open source operating system (OS) Linux has evolved and influenced modern-day information technology (IT). It offers the history of Linux developed by 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Torvalds as an alternative to proprietary Unix and the evolution of the OS into a robust enterprise operating system. It also notes the role of Linux in providing IT architecture with a level of maintainability available in a mainframe system.


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