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Linux turns 25 years old! Happy birthday Linux!

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Valve aren't the only ones celebrating a birthday this week (see here). Linux also just got a bit older and wiser. Linux is officially 25 years old today!

Here's the original post announcing the project by Linus himself.

Without Linux we wouldn't be here (obviously) and our lives would all be quite different I imagine!

Linux powers so much of our daily lives it's easy to forget: some of our phones, tablets, web servers, routers, TiVo boxes, some televisions and the list just goes on and on.

What are you doing to celebrate? I'm going to do my usual posting of articles and playing games on Linux, wouldn't have it any other way. Article taken from
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STiAT 25 Aug, 2016
My guess is that if it wasn't Linux, we'd see BSD in the spot Linux is now.
liju 25 Aug, 2016
Even though I somehow miss the times Internet was just starting and when the Linux was really something most people did not even hear of, I am so glad and happy for how big it became. Now with M$ producing their ntfs, mssql, .net and so much more for our platform, its just so clear there is no other direction but to grow further and getting stronger. Even Nadella sees it. Openess, mutual work and sharing for the win! Maybe some day we can also get rid of sick patenting system. Happy birthday Linux! < 3 Thank You Linus, You have done and caused one of the greatest thing for humanity!

Last edited by liju on 25 August 2016 at 2:57 pm UTC
Beamboom 25 Aug, 2016
I'm gonna play a round of one of the AAA titles this evening, to mark this occasion. That's something I didn't think I'd see the day to do just a very few years ago.
oldrocker99 25 Aug, 2016
The Linux kernel is in 81% of smartphones, 60% of tablets, in most every router, cable box and streaming boxes, and PCs run by the smartest computer users :D.

Thank you, Linus, for creating this superior OS (along with the GNU Project (let's not forget RMS) and licensing it for free, making it as ubiquitous as it has become.

Last edited by oldrocker99 on 25 August 2016 at 3:08 pm UTC
Zelox 25 Aug, 2016
I just hade some cola while I was reading this. So I guess thats how I celebrate Linux's birthday.
manero666 25 Aug, 2016
happy birthday Tux!

The future is very bright!!
SystemShock 25 Aug, 2016
Happy B-Day TUX !! ^_^ <3
7IJ7o 25 Aug, 2016
Happy Birthday!

And here an old but nice Linux commercial:
just thought about after reading comments here :)
whitewolfguy 25 Aug, 2016
Happy Birthday Tux! Thanks Linus! Live long and prosper!!!
Philadelphus 25 Aug, 2016
I think I'll celebrate by blogging about my experience using Windows 8 recently (for a new job) after having used Linux almost exclusively for the past two years and coming from Windows 7 before that. I'd heard enough about Windows 8 to decide to switch to Linux, but actually using it firsthand…nothing like that feeling you get opening up Chrome to do a simple web search and getting the "Chrome has stopped responding message." Or having "PC Settings" be a separate thing from the Control Panel. Or having the UI be a bunch of flat boxes in bright primary colors—and I like bright colors!

I'm very much a look-on-the-bright-side, accentuate-the-positive type of guy who prefers to win people over by pointing out how good Linux is rather than bashing Windows, but my recent experiences may just lead me to indulge a bit of the annoyance I've been feeling lately.
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