Linux has been around for more than three decades (Opens in new tab) The operating system has seen the light of day, yet creator Linus Torvalds is still “surprised and delighted” by the amount of innovation on the platform.
During the Open Source Summit, currently being held both online and in Austin, Texas, Dark Hohendel, chief open source officer at the Torvalds Cardano Foundation, discussed the state of Linux.
Speaking of Linux, Torvalds said the project has had the same process and the same release schedule for at least 15 years, which makes it “extremely quiet and not exciting from a process standpoint”, but he believes users have done just that. Would like
Annoying and predictable
“You want to have a stable process so that people don’t have to worry about how all the infrastructure is changing,” Torvalds said.
Despite being “annoying and predictable”, Linux is still very exciting on the innovation front, he added. “The things I personally enjoy the most are that we’re not a dead project.”
For example, the programming language Rust is coming to Linux (Opens in new tab)An announcement that appeals to the crowd at the Open Source Summit, Venturebeat Unlike Report C, where Linux is written, Rust is better at using and protecting memory resources.
At first, Torvalds added, the new programming language would be introduced in a very limited capacity, probably due to the failure of the previous introduction of C ++.
“Tech people want to do something new and fun, and I think rest has a lot of technical knowledge,” Torvalds said.
Despite running Microsoft Windows and the Apple MacOS show, Linux has been stable since day one. Most of today’s Internet of Things (IoT) devices and many data center servers are powered by Linux, while Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system, is based on Linux OS. There is also a healthy market for Linux-based laptops.
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