Amazing Facts About Linux You Should Know

Happy Birthday Linux

Happy birthday Linux Kernel!!

If you do not know already, Linux has two birthdays each year.

On 25th August 1991, 21 years old Finnish computer science student Linus Torvalds sent a mail announcing that he was working on Linux project. On 5th October 1991, he released the first Linux Kernel. Needless to say this “little project” has changed the world of computing.

Over the years, Linux community has often been confused over which of the two days should be considered as the birthday of Linux. And thus we end up having two birthdays for Linux.

On this 24th birthday of Linux Kernel, I am going to list out some interesting facts about Linux that would certainly amaze you.

Some facts about Linux

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what a useless and haphazardly prepared article.. why mix kernel and distros when you are celebrating the kernel?

Thanks for the information in one place.

No Microsoft is not among the biggest contributors to Linux kernel. It contributed some code for its own interest some years ago(virtualization related) and that's it. Microsoft continues to sabotage Linux as the UEFI scandal shows. See also this site for further documentation about the Microsoft sabotage.