An Operating System, Linux is classified as open source and highly-customizable. It administers communication between software and hardware. This powers a great deal of operations in today’s world.
Linux is available free of charge for either commercial or non-commercial use. What this means is that it can be used by anyone, it even allows users to modify and distribute the source code within the terms dictated by its licenses.
Linux is used by a myriad of applications which includes desktop computers, laptops, web servers, supercomputers, smartphones, television, routers, and even vehicles just to mention a few. Simply explained, Linux is a kernel, a computer program which is a key element of an Operating System, hence its flexibility.
Linux was created back in 1991 by Finnish-American Software Engineer, Linus Torvalds.