Linux at the 20th Anniversary ( Story of Linux )

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Jack

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This year Linux , is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.
Watch the Story of Linux to remember - or learn for the first time - how Linux disrupted a market and has begun to change the world.


List of Linux distributions

Linux is arguably the best example of how open-source has attracted a worldwide developer community. It's a group that has made perhaps the most significant contributions to the world's technology infrastructure.

Highlights from the timeline show how much has been achieved:
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Do you think the Linux builds will ever be the primary choice of a home user ,when looking for a Operating System ?
Did you tried a Linux build?
Which one?
Can any Linux build face Windows at this point in time?
 

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swftech

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I love Linux and always have a distro in my dual boot with Win 7. I switch to a new distro about every 6 months and have used many over the years. I think my favorites would have to be. Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Backtrack 5 and PCLOS. I am currently dual booting with Linux Mint 10. Not to mention every tech should have a version either on a flash drive, or Live cd or both in their toolkit. Linux comes in handy for fixing Windows all the time...lol. Happy 20th Linux;)
 

Jack

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I'm pretty new to Linux , I have Unbutu as a dual boot and in the near future I might try also Mint.
Right now I see any Linux build as a secondary OS, mainly due to the fact that the internet/application for home users were build around Windows.Their is no question that Linux won the enterprise battle but it will have a tough time against Windows on the Home User segment.
 

jamescv7

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Actually when I found interesting with Puppy Linux that can run even lower PC its very nice to see it. For me it will be a long time since Windows was majority to the users.
 

silviu_c

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Uh, Linux won where it comes to servers (and mobile devices if you see Android as Linux). It is still developed mainly by companies that care only about that - and rightly so, since there's where all the big $$$$ is.

For enterprise desktops you will find Windows and some Macs.

On the workstation front I really have no clue. I guess Linux and some Unices have some big names using them since Nvidia actually keeps giving us a high performance driver. I'm sure they would not bother otherwise.
 
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