When it comes to security, no other Operating system competes with Linux. Linux today powers a simple 15$ computer to a billion dollar super computer. Linux is every where. It is inside your smartphone, your browser, your smartwatch.
The big names in tech Industry, Google, Amazon and Facebook are being powered by Linux. Even NASA trusts and use Linux.
9 out of the 10 world’s super computers run on Linux. Linux is the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing.
Linux is named after its creator Linus Torvalds. Every Linux geek might be aware of who he is. Linus Torvalds is touted as the father of Linux.
Having been fed up with the existing Operating systems, Linus started developing his own OS as a hobby and it turned out as Linux. Today at the age of 47 Linus still maintains Linux and announces new Linux kernel updates. He is a real geek.
It is estimated that Linux kernel has a code base of approximately 20 million lines. Well have you ever wondered what was the first line of code written by Linus Torvalds?
In a interview to Bloomberg, Torvalds shared his early love on coding and programming.
Linus revealed that he started with his grandfather’s commodore VIC -20.
According to his sister Sara, Torvalds first code was a two lined “GOTO” program that repeated the string “Sara is the best” in order to impress her.
Well here is the video of Linus Torvalds interview to Bloomberg.
So what was your first line of code? Drop your first code in the comments below. Let’s see who wrote better code.