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Celebrating 20 Years of Linux [Video/Infographic]

The Linux Foundation is gearing up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Linux operating system. Check out this video and timeline to see some of the major milestones in Linux history.

Linux first made an appearance in 1991 as the hobby project of Linus Torvald and, rather slowly at first, began to creep across the globe. Twenty years later Linux is a popular desktop operating system, the back bone of hundreds of thousands of servers, embedded in cellphones and game consoles, and the brains of the 10 fastest super computers in the world.

Visit the Linux Foundation at the link below for a higher resolution timeline image as well as additional information about the 20th anniversary celebration.

Linux Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebration [via Mashable]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/7/11

Comments (4)

  1. Withanamelikedave

    color me unabashed fanboy

  2. Andrew

    As am I, Withanamelikedave.

  3. ITFishGuy

    As a doze and Mac geek for at least a decade, I turned to Linux for so many reasons.

  4. Khalid

    Very touching !!!!!

    I’m glad I switched to Linux (Ubuntu) – smiles and cheers!

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