Video: Who Writes Linux Kernel?

by on April 3, 2012 · 7 comments· LAST UPDATED April 3, 2012

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Linux kernel is the most prominent examples of free and open source software. The Linux kernel has received contributions from thousands of programmers and companies around the world. This professional video from the Linux foundation provides a quick insight into Linux building procedure. This is a powerful and inspiring story of how Linux has become a volunteer-driven phenomenon.

Linus Torvalds makes and accept the final release of new Linux kernel version. A new version of the Linux kernel appears every two-three months. More than 1000 developers participate in each release.

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1 Arun Maurya April 4, 2012 at 6:24 am

Very informative and short video….Linux community is huge… more such type of videos should be created…good effort..keep it up. We love Linux.

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2 Jouni "Rautamiekka" Järvinen April 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm
3 Jouni "Rautamiekka" Järvinen April 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I’m pretty sure the ones from Micro$oft who contributed to Linux are fired.

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4 Alex April 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

In fact, Microsoft supports GNU Linux for their Hyper-V solution…Hence you’re wrong.

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5 Jouni "Rautamiekka" Järvinen April 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

And that’s not all: just recently it was told in Finnish newsletter that Micro$oft is one of the biggest contributors to the kernel. Which doesn’t make much sense.

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6 linbynd April 12, 2012 at 6:31 am

Yes Microsoft is and has been in one of the top cotributors to the kernel.. But Like Alex said its mostly to Support Hyper-V so u can have linux guest on Hyper-V..

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7 Nishant April 28, 2012 at 12:59 am

Truely amazing. Its just that non-technical people think Linux is just for computer geeks, however it is much more powerful in every aspects. Ubuntu and other flavors trying to make it as simple as possible I am sure thousands of windows lovers will start switching over.

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