Who uses GNU / Linux? Famous people, organizations, companies, hackers, ...

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Surely you already know that many Professionals use this operating system, but in this article we will try to go even deeper and do a listing who actually uses it. Here you will discover that the famous GNU Linux it is more widespread than you imagine. In other articles we have commented that many everyday electronic devices in the home may be using parts of the Linux code to work, Android mobile phones, the most powerful supercomputers in the world, some domestic PCs, etc. Now we will focus on who uses it, not counting the many hackers and programmers who develop it:

  • FAMOUS: actor Stephen Fry, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, businessman and computer scientist Mark Shuttleworth, science fiction writer Cory Doctorow, actor Jaime Hyneman, Kevin Mitnick, etc.
  • COMPANIES: Novell, Google, IBM, Panasonic, Virgin America, Cisco, Conoco Philips, Omaha Steaks, Amazon, Peugeot, Wikipedia, New York Stock Exchange, Burlington Coat Factory, Raymour and Flannigan, Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota Motor Sales, Travelocity, Boeing, Mercedes -Benz, AMD, Sony, United States Postal Service, Nokia, Ford, etc.
  • GOVERNMENTS: Junta de Andalucía, Munich City Council, White House, Government of Brazil, United States Department of Defense (DoD), Vienna City Council, Government of Spain, Federal Aviation Administration of the United States, Government of Pakistan, French Parliament, Cuba, Switzerland, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Russia, People's Republic of China, Nuclear Security Administration, South African Social Security Agency, Turkey, Philippines, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Largo (Florida) City Council, Iceland, Venezuela, US Navy , etc.
  • SCIENTIFIC ENTITIES: NASA, CERN, Internet Archive, National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin (China), ASV Roboat, Lausanne Federal Polytechnic College Laboratory (Switzerland), etc.

This is a fairly detailed roundup of featured Linux users, but there is more. If you want to see the complete list, you can access Architechnology. I hope you liked this list and are encouraged to be one more, if you are not already, of those who use Linux at this time.

More information - The best Linux distributions of 2013, Linux Distributions For Everyone: Top 50

Source - Architechnology


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  1.   william said

    you lacked the government of Ecuador in South America.

  2.   gamlr said

    I use linux

  3.   leonvj said

    The Junta de Andalucía no longer uses free software. Not long ago they spent a lot of money on licenses.

    1.    Anton said

      That is not true. Keep using it, in fact it has made a specific guadalinex-based distribution for the administration. The expense was made on computers that continued using windows and lacked a license.

  4.   Alexander... said

    Stamina LINUX !!

  5.   chat said

    Linux is not 100% free, apart from receiving a lot of funding from giants like Google, IBM, even Microsoft, although the latter does not seem so.

    It is neither 100% free nor that good, it only has one positive factor that makes it popularly good, which is to mold it to your liking if the hardware allows it of course

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