Linux Celebrates 15th Birthday


In the past year, Linux has shown quite a bit of mainstream maturity, finally giving Windows users a viable alternative that is much more user friendly than has been the case in years past. And how appropriate, given that the Linux kernel has just turned 15, taking one step closer to becoming a young adult.

According to this log file, the Linux kernel reached version 1.0 on March 13, 1994, which means this past Friday the 13th officially marked its 15th birthday (some would argue that Linux was born in 1991, as suggested here ). It was another two years before Tux the penguin was created, and in November 2000, the first Linux-powered cellphone was announced (IMT-2000 in Korea).

Any predictions on when or if Linux will usurp Windows as the mainstream OS of choice?

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