Many people think of a small boy with a blanket when they hear about Linux. But when we hear about Linux we think about GNU/Linux, the free, unix-like operating system based on the Linux kernel and mainly on GNU software. The commercial distribution was possible from 1992 onwards thanks to the free GPL licence. The modular operating system gets developed by programmers from all over the world who are participating in different projects.
Linux – the allrounder
Linux‘ possibilities and Anwendungsgebiete are enormously versatile and broad, covering desktop pcs, servers, mobile phones, routers and netbooks. Linux is not used euqally often on those platforms: It is big on servers and mobiles, but dispensable on desktops. A region’s economic state also plays a role. In South America some emerging markets make a strong use of Linux.
Linux on smartphones
There are specially optimised Linux distributions for smartphones. Apart from functions such as phoning and messaging they offer several PIM, navigation and multimedia funktions. Known examples are Android, Bada, MeeGo, Mobilinux and WebOS. Linux-based systems became the market leader since 2010 on the fast growing smartphone market and had a market share of 45 % since the middle of 2011. Linux’s success is mainly based on Android devices die Apple iOS, Windows Phone and Symbian OS den Wind aus den Segeln genommen haben. Sie sehen, Linux will bring you further. Contact us. We put you on the right track and present your options to you.