John Min, Imagination Technologies
Since its initial release in 1991, Linux has grown to become one of the most popular operating systems (OSs) in the world. Initially developed as a free OS for Intel x86 PCs, it has morphed to encompass the majority of computer hardware platforms. Moreover, Linux is also one of the most popular OSs used with the MIPS architecture. Over the last 30 years, a large ecosystem of Linux software has been developed for both 32-bit and 64-bit MIPS processors, ranging from home Internet routers to backbones.