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Hello everyone, let's go to the third topic of the All About Hosting article, today I will talk a little about how Linux helped Hosting grow and spread thousands of content at a very low or almost zero cost.
We now know that Linux is everywhere, from super computers, televisions, refrigerators, cameras and even your mobile phone.
This is because Linux developed by many companies and people is freely distributed because of the GPL license, there is no cost for you to download the Linux kernel and adapt it for use on any electronic device you are developing.
If you really want to know the real story why Linux got so popular, I suggest you read the book "Modern Operating Systems " from author Andrew S. Tanenbaum.
Why was Linux so lucky in the early 1990s?
Read the book in the chapter that tells the story about BSD, in this chapter you will understand that how big was the process involving large companies and universities that gave a huge push in Linux to spread to the world and of course all with the help of GPL license.
But Nilton, you already said so much, but you didn't say why Linux helped Hosting grow Calm people, I had to say all this because what comes next depends in part on the information obtained from reading the sources mentioned above, but if you do not have time keep reading this article, then you access the links longer, after all 24 years of history and I have been playing with Linux since 1999, I get tired of learning new things every day about Linux.
I spent 16 years admiring this operating system that taught me so many things and I had to learn so many more to better understand this wonderful world of Free Software.
Today I work with Linux, he presented me with many cool things, such as: more knowledge, opportunity to meet many people from the Open Source world, share a little of my knowledge of Linux with the world, better quality of life and love what I do , I love being part of this worldwide community called GNU / Linux.
Like free Linux, several providers in Brazil from the beginning of the Commercial Internet, which started in Brazil in the middle of 1995, saw that this could greatly reduce the total cost of their infrastructure, as they would not pay software license on the Server, but This at the time was not as easy as today, the hardware was very expensive, its processing power was very limited and to make matters worse the Linux kernel did not run perfectly on servers produced by large companies like Dell, HP and IBM, apart from the prejudice of the system administrators and even the backward thinking of people saying that there was no company behind Linux was just a bunch of college kids in their early twenties playing to develop a UNIX-like OS, they thought all this would be fire of straw and soon it would end #sqn.
It was not an easy path for Linux, but I think it helped further strengthen business involvement in improving the kernel, thus helping it run on any electronics that needs an operating system.
It is worth highlighting these, Samsung, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Citrix, Intel, RedHat, SuSe and many other major or minor.
Today, 98% of companies that have an IT environment have Linux running on some server or virtual machine.
Linux has helped the internet grow because it has made the cost of setting up an IT environment to provide content or access so much and the lack of knowledge of the Linux Operating System has spawned countless communities around the world, thousands of people posting their experience, problems and doubts in a given area
This meant that people who claimed to be common were actively participating in the growth of an ecosystem around an operating system where the greatest share of knowledge gained and increased.
This doesn't exist in any other project in the world, but even today, a lot of people for lack of knowledge or even time to read or study a little more about Linux, criticizes this development model.