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IGEL Commemorates the 29th Anniversary of Linux
IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today commemorates the 29th anniversary of Linux. Originally developed by a young college student in Finland, Linus Torvalds, for Intel x86-based personal computers, today Linux is known as the operating system (OS) that has been ported to more platforms than any other OS. It runs 90% of the world's internet servers, delivers supercomputing for space programs including NASA and SpaceX, and even drives the connected car functionality for many major car brands. In fact, four out of five of today's cell phones and tablets use Linux-inspired platforms.

"On this 29th anniversary of Linux, the passionate Linux followers at IGEL commend Linus Torvalds for his vision and talent which created a better way to run the world's computers. He BELIEVED in open source, and it changed history," said Jed Ayres, CEO, IGEL. "Now, nearly thirty years later, Linux is at the core of helping remote workers remain productive as hundreds of millions of people suddenly moved to work-at-home environments in the face of a global pandemic. It's just one more remarkable milestone enabled by the power of Linux."

Nearly three decades after its creation, Linux's legacy as a personal computing OS comes full circle with an explosion of end users now accessing cloud workspaces using Linux-powered devices. And IGEL OS, a next-gen Linux-based edge OS for cloud workspaces, is leading that charge. Based on the Linux Kernel from kernel.org, IGEL OS is helping Linux transform endpoint computing in much the same way Linux revolutionized the internet, supercomputers and connected cars.

To celebrate the anniversary of Linux, and its extraordinary journey, IGEL has released this commemorative Linux video. The company has also designated Linux's Birthday as a company holiday. Learn more about the history of Linux in this blog.

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:49 AM by David Marshall
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