The Linux kernel is the kernel that is the basis of Linux, as well as Android. It was created, starting in 1991, by Linus Torvalds.[1] When it was in version 0.12, he released it under the GNU license,[2] forming one of the best examples of free and open source software. As of February 2015, Linux kernel 4.0 is the latest preview version, while 3.19 is the latest stable version.[3]

External Links Edit

  • Linux at the Linux Wiki

References Edit

  1. Richardson, Marjorie. "Interview: Linus Torvalds." Linux Journal. Published 1 November 1999. Web. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. Torvalds, Linus. "Release Notes for Linux v0.12." The Linux Kernel Archives. Retrieved 21 February 2007.
  3. Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. "Linux kernel turns over release odometer to 4.0." ZDNet. Published 23 February 2015. Web. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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