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Linus Torvalds is still excited about Linux after 30 years

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Despite its age, Torvalds claims that Linux is far from being a “dying project.”

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Despite the fact that the Linux operating system has been around for more than three decades, its developer Linus Torvalds continues to be “surprised and pleased” by the pace of innovation on the platform.

Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, the chief open source officer of the Cardano Foundation, spoke about the state of Linux during the Open Source Summit, which is now taking place both online and in Austin, Texas.

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Speaking on Linux, Torvalds claimed that for at least 15 years, the project has followed the same procedure and release schedule, making it “extremely placid and not interesting from a process aspect,” but he added that he thinks users actually prefer it that way.

Monotonous and dependable

“You need a solid process so that users won’t be upset by how the entire infrastructure is changing, “Torvalds stated.

Linux is still quite exciting in terms of innovation, despite being “boring and predictable,” he continued. We’re not a dead project, which is one of the things I personally like the most.”

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For instance, the announcement that the programming language Rust is coming to Linux(opens in new tab) caused the crowd at the Open Source Summit to applaud in joy, according to VentureBeat. Rust is more effective at utilising and safeguarding compute memory resources than C, the language in which Linux is written.

As a result of the earlier introduction of C++’s failure, Torvalds continued, the new programming language will first be made available in a very limited way.

Technical people enjoy learning new things, and I believe that resting makes a lot of technical sense, according to Torvalds.

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Linux has maintained its position since the beginning, despite Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS being in charge. Linux powers the majority of modern Internet of Things (IoT) devices and many data centre servers, and Android, the most widely used mobile operating system in the world, is built on Linux OS. Additionally, there is still a strong demand for laptops running Linux.

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