Am I Running Linux?

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About this app

See if you're running Linux, the world's best operating system.

This is the companion app for

Am I Running Linux? is free software; you may use, copy, modify, and redistribute it under the terms of the X11 License. The source code is available at (this app) and (the Web site). For more information about free software, see


• Full network access: This app is a single-site browser for, and as such, it needs to access the Internet to be able to display the site. This permission is not used for anything else, and you can verify that by viewing the source code (see above).

The app's icon is the Tux penguin by Larry Ewing, who created it using The GIMP. It is used under the following license from

"Permission to use and/or modify this image is granted provided you acknowledge me and The GIMP if someone asks."

(Please excuse the Texas A&M email address.)
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Mar 6, 2014

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31 reviews
Helen Jones
May 23, 2022
Tried at the same time on 2 different phones (one with Linux and one without) and both came up saying "yes you are running Linux!
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A Google user
January 16, 2015
license? X11? Did you mean GPL 1 or later? If you are using Android you infact are using the Linux Kernel.
24 people found this review helpful
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Scott Zeid
April 5, 2015
The X11 License is just the MIT License with an extra clause that says you can't use my name for advertising or promotional purposes. Also, I do know that all Android devices use the Linux kernel. This app was intended to be a joke.
A Google user
September 23, 2017
Most worst
3 people found this review helpful
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What's new

1.0.1 (2014-03-06):

- Fix minor issue with the custom user agent string used to identify the app to the site.