eWEEK at 30: Linux Makes Open Source a Software Industry Force

One of the great technology industry success stories that has emerged during eWEEK’s existence is the rise of the open-source Linux operating system.

Linux started from humble beginnings in Finland, born in the brilliant mind of creator Linus Torvalds and has emerged to become a dominant force in the modern IT landscape. Linux today is the enabling engine for the embedded devices that will make up the Internet of things, it powers enterprise servers, supercomputers and the world’s largest stock exchanges too.