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!
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