Past, present, and the future of Linux administration

by Mia Carter
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Linux administration covers up the file backups, restoration of files, disaster recovery, hardware maintenance work, new system builds, automation, hardware maintenance, user maintenance, application installation, filesystem housekeeping, system security management, file storage management, and many more.

The past of Linux Administration

Linux is an operating system based on a kernel developed by Linus Torvalds while he was a student at the University of Helsinki. It’s a connection between the hardware of a computer or server and the applications that run on it. Linux is distinct in that it is neither a single software, such as a word processor, or a collection of apps, such as an office suite.

Linus Torvalds used a version of the UNIX operating system named ‘MINIX’ while he was a student at the University of Helsinki. Linus and several other users made suggestions for changes and enhancements to MINIX developer Andrew Tanenbaum throughout the period of use, but he believed they were unnecessary and took no action. Linus took this opportunity to build his own operating system, taking into account user feedback and recommendations for improvements, and released Linux OS in 1991.

The present and future of Linux administration

Linux is currently gaining popularity as a very reliable and adaptable operating system, notably as a network server. Linux is ideal for use as a web server or in business networks since its downtime is practically non-existent. Apart from that, Linux is a very cost-effective operating system to use because it can be installed on a personal PC as well as an official network server for a fraction of the price of other popular software packages.

Industry analysts may claim that Linux will eventually go away, with other firms vying for market share by releasing feature-rich and speedier versions of their operating system at comparable costs. However, owing to its ‘malleable’ character, Linux will always be around- it may not have a large market share, but it will always be present as an option to Windows and OS X, until the next great thing in the OS business sector along and sweeps the competition away!