It’s been more than three decades since Linux (opens in new tab) operating system first saw the light of day, but creator Linus Torvalds is still continually “surprised and pleased” by the amount of innovation coming to the platform.
During the Open Source Summit, which is taking place both online and in Austin, Texas, Torvalds discussed the state of Linux with Cardano Foundation Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel.
Speaking of Linux, Torvalds said the project has had the same process and release schedule for at least 15 years, which made it “very calm and not exciting from a process standpoint,” but added that he believes it is exactly the same. what users want.
boring and predictable
“You want to have a stable process so people don’t get upset with how the whole infrastructure is changing,” Torvalds said.
Despite being “boring and predictable,” Linux is still very exciting on the innovation front, he added. “One of the things I personally like the most is that we are not a dead project.”
For example, the Rust programming language is coming to Linux (opens in new tab)an announcement that made the Open Source Summit crowd cheer, VentureBeat reported. Unlike C, which Linux is written on, Rust is better at utilizing and protecting compute memory resources.
At first, Torvalds added, the new programming language will be introduced in a very limited capacity, probably due to the fact that the previous introduction of C++ turned out to be a failure.
“Coaches want to do something new and fun, and I think resting makes a lot of technical sense,” Torvalds said.
Despite Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS running the program, 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 the Linux operating system. It also remains a healthy market for Linux-based laptops.
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