Linux was created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, student of University of Helsinki. Torvalds built Linux as a free and open source alternative to Minix, another Unix clone that was predominantly used in academic settings. He originally intended to name it “Freax,” but the administrator of the server Torvalds used to distribute the original code named his directory “Linux” after a combination of Torvalds’ first name and the word Unix, and the name stuck.
Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. Linux is a 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.
Most web pages on the internet are generated by servers running Linux. Today, most of the companies as well as individuals choose Linux for their servers. It is safe and gets huge support from the large community of users. The devices like Android phones, digital storage devices, personal video recorders, cameras, etc. also run Linux.