Linux has turned 25


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Twenty-five years ago Finnish developer Linus Torvalds shared his free open-source operating system with the world. Linux, as it became known, is now used across the world by millions of corporate and private users and is apparently the 'largest and most pervasive open source software project in history'.

Today, that open source operating system—Linux—is one of the most important pieces of computer software in the world. Chances are, you use it every day. Linux runs every Android phone and tablet on Earth. And even if you’re on an iPhone or a Mac or a Windows machine, Linux is working behind the scenes, across the Internet, serving up most of the webpages you view and powering most of the apps you use. Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Wikipedia—it’s all running on Linux.

Plus, Linux is now finding its way onto televisions, thermostats, and even cars. As software creeps into practically every aspect of our lives, so does the OS designed by Linus Torvalds.

Read more about it at Wired.
 
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From the article it seems Linux is everywhere it seems to be a shame that so many pc users/owners/ home users do not know about about it and what it can do for them especially distro's like Linux Mint. But there I am biased. (Think I spelled that correctly).:)And it is free but you can always give a donation.:lol::user::wave:
 

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Ian is using it right now as it happens - he is programming a Raspberry Pi for the 3D printer :)
 
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