Linux Then and Now: Celebrating 20th Anniversary - Infographic

Following up on 20th Anniversary of Linux, the Linux Foundation today at the third annual LinuxCon released an infographic highlighting some of the remarkable changes in Linux and the larger computer industry over the last twenty years."We put the data into a new infographic that includes other key data points, illustrating the past and the […]

Following up on 20th Anniversary of Linux, the Linux Foundation today at the third annual LinuxCon released an infographic highlighting some of the remarkable changes in Linux and the larger computer industry over the last twenty years.

"We put the data into a new infographic that includes other key data points, illustrating the past and the present: "Linux: Then & Now," said Amanda on Linux official blog.

"I invite everyone to take the self-guided tour and take a step back in time to when it took 80 floppies to install Slackware Linux (thanks to Slackware Founder Patrick Volkerding for donating a portion of those original floppies to the Gallery)."

The Linux kernel had 250,000 lines of code in 1995, but had 14 million lines of code in 2010. Linux users are using it increasingly at home and at work today, rather than just at home for personal purposes.

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