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Linux Then And Now, 20 Years Of Linux (Infographic)

This Summer Linux turned 20 years old, growing from a hobby coding language into a Linux operating system we all

rely on today. Thanks to Linus Torvalds, who made a bold decision to share his operating system with the world, and

license it under the General Public License.

As part of the Linux Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebrations, during the recent LinuxCon in July 2011. The

Foundation conducted a survey of the attendees and created an interesting infographic showing the changes within

Linux and detailing Linux’s growth over the years. Enjoy!

You might also be interested in the  Linux Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration video, showing how Linux

disrupted a market and begun to change the world.




Linux is 20 years old this summer and over the past twenty years has grown from a hobby code into the Linux operating system we rely on today, now running on 95 percent of the world’s super computers we use for daily communications.

Linux is literally everywhere: in your phone, at your ATM, in your TV, on your desktop, at the movies and in your car to name just a few places.

Twenty years ago Linus Torvalds made a bold decision to share his operating system with the world, and then chose to license it under the General Public License, changing the world of computing forever. Watch a video of Linux history unfold after the jump.


Visit the Linux Foundation 20th website to view a list of the up and coming events both online and in real life, to celebrate the 20 anniversary of the Linux operating system created by Linus Torvalds back in 1991

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Linux with us. Watch the Story of Linux to remember – or learn for the first time – how Linux disrupted a market and has begun to change the world. Do you see yourself in its story?

Source : Linux Foundation

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