What is it?

Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware.

Who owns it?

By virtue of its open source licensing, this technology is freely available to anyone. However, the trademark on the name “Linux” rests with its creator, Linus Torvalds.

The operating system are generally common, there are many distributions, this means this system is incredibly customizable.

Linux users also can choose core components, such as which system displays graphics, and other user-interface components.

Who uses it?

Companies and individuals choose this technology for their servers because it is secure, and you can receive excellent support from a large community of users.