Happy 30th Birthday to Linux!

Last updated: August 25, 2021 — 1 Comment

Today, August 25, is the 30th anniversary of Linux!

It was 30 years ago that Linus Torvalds announced the operating system, just a hobby!

Hello everybody out there using minix-

I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix; as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-sytem due to practical reasons)among other things.

I’ve currently ported bash (1.08) an gcc (1.40), and things seem to work. This implies that i’ll get something practical within a few months, and I’d like to know what features most people want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I won’t promise I’ll implement them :-)

Linux is a family of open-source operating systems based on the Linux kernel. The Kernel now has more than 31 million lines of code. And there are almost one thousand Linux distributions exist.

100% of the world’s top 500 supercomputers run on Linux. It’s trusted by NASA and JPL to run a helicopter on Mars.

And Linux is getting better and better on desktop with the power of GNOME, KDE, X11, Wayland, Ubuntu, Fedora, and the open-source communities!

Join us in celebrating 30 years of Linux

The Linux Foundation has some great images for the 30th anniversary. Get one and help celebrate Linux’s birthday on either social media or your mobile device.


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One response to Happy 30th Birthday to Linux!

  1. A few more statistics from other Linux sites:
    At the start of 2021, the net market share of Linux was 2.35 percent.
    Digging deeper, we find that 100 percent of the world’s top 500 supercomputers run on Linux.
    So do 96.3 percent of the top one million servers. They, too, run on Linux.
    Only two of the top 25 websites in the world do not use Linux.
    In 2018, Android dominated the mobile OS market with 75.16%.
    85% of all smartphones are based on Linux.
    90% of the public cloud workload runs on Linux.
    90% of Hollywood’s special effects are made on Linux.
    54.1% of professional developers use Linux as a platform in 2019. 83.1% of developers say Linux is the platform they prefer to work on.
    On a global scale, the countries that prefer Linux are India, Cuba, and Russia.
    In the US, Linux is most popular in the states of Utah and California. (Of course, the Silicon Valley is in California, so that’s hardly surprising.)
    When it comes to cloud computing infrastructure, 90 percent run on Linux, and nearly all of the best cloud hosts use it.

    Other than the desktop, Linux is the winner.
    Also thanks Ji for all the Linux information and tutorials you provide.

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