Linux at 25

Happy Birthday Linux! Today marks the 25th anniversary of the announcement of work on the Linux kernel. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu)…” – Linus Torvalds, 25-Aug-91.

What started as a personal project with around 10,000 lines of code now has seen contributions from more than 13,000 developers and has upwards of 22 million lines of code. Today, Linux powers everything from smartphones to supercomputers. And, you and I can use it on our desktop!

So – Happy Birthday Linux. And a huge thank you to Linus – and the other 12,999 developers!

References:

Happy 25th Birthday, Linux!
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/08/happy-25th-birthday-linux

Linus Torvalds Gives GPL Credit for Linux’s Success
http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/linus-torvalds-gives-gpl-credit-for-linuxs-success.html

Linux 25th Birthday
https://www.suse.com/promo/linux-birthday

Linux Turns 25, Happy Birthday!
http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-turns-25-happy-birthday-507609.shtml

Linux Kernel Development Report 2016
http://go.linuxfoundation.org/linux-kernel-development-report-2016

Linux’s brilliant 25-year history, in pictures
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3112357/linux/linuxs-brilliant-career-in-pictures.html

The 25 biggest events in Linux’s 25-year history
http://www.zdnet.com/pictures/the-25-biggest-events-in-linuxs-25-year-history/

Linus on Linux’s 25th birthday
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-on-linuxs-25th-birthday/

25 Years of Linux: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/25-Years-of-Linux-What-a-Long-Strange-Trip-Its-Been-83838.html

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