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Erick Ruiz de Chavez

Linux is not only powering almost 90% of all cloud infrastructure but more people decide to use Linux over Windows or macOS to power their desktop setups or laptops.

Don't forget that it is even in Mars! Linux is the OS powering Ingenuity, the helicopter sent to Mars by NASA.

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Alex Georgiev Author

That's a true, pretty amazing fact!

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Sean Callaway

Making Mars the second planet with more computers running Linux than Windows.

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Alex Georgiev Author

:D

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The Sharp Ninja

It also powers the targeting system of the AC-140 Gunship and controls the firing mechanism of the cannon as well.

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Alex Georgiev Author

That's dope

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DoubleM

Wow... when was that done... which distro..?

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The Sharp Ninja

Since 2012 at least. It was RHEL.

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Jaden Concord

Virtually every (or mostly) non-consumer computers run some sort of Linux (or BSD) like operating system on servers, supercomputers, voice assistants, rocket ships, you name it but it depends on how you define what a Linux operating system is. Is it an operating system with the Linux Kernel or Linux and Free (GNU) software? Could you define Android as a Linux operating system because it uses the Linux Kernel.

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Daniel Einars

Could I define Android as running Linux? Yes. If it runs the Linux kernel it's a Linux machine. What diese would it be?

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Jaden Concord

What about if you run the Linux kernel on Windows? Or you swap the Linux kernel for a BSD kernel in an Linux operating system? This is why officially, you would say GNU Linux and not just Linux. GNU tools are a part of the GNU Linux package otherwise Linux would just mean a boring free kernel made by some Sweden college student. It’s also the ecosystem and other things that make it GNU Linux.

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Carl-Erik Kopseng

Finnish. Linus Torvalds is a Finn from Finland. But yeah, GNU/Linux.

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Alex Georgiev Author

May I ask if Linus Torvalds is being recognized (in Finland) as one of the people that have made Finland popular? Accept my apologies if you're not Finn the same as Linus.

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Carl-Erik Kopseng

No idea. I'm Norwegian :)

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Alex Georgiev Author

That is a valid point. If you think about it Linux powers basically everything around us. Also, some ATMs use Linux, I've seen a lot of them booting with the Windows 7 screen but still, Linux is also helping.