The History Of Linux [INFOGRAPHIC ]

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If there’s one thing which must really piss off Bill Gates to no end, it must be the enduring popularity of Linux and other free software, as it undercuts his “if you want good software, you have to pay for it” attitude.  As Linux has shown, it is indeed possible to produce good software and a good operating system, then give it away for nothing to anyone that wants to use it.

Of course, it’s not without its flaws.  Linux doesn’t always produce software that matches up to the standard of its Windows equivalent and games for Linux are not that impressive according to people who care about these things.  However, you can tweak the system to your heart’s content and the huge number of distributions means there’s a version of Linux for everyone’s requirements.  Oh and of course, being big Linux fans here at MUO, there’s plenty of Linux articles for you to read and make use of.

Today’s infographic comes from BlogSearchEngine and it shows the history of Linux, starting in 1971 with Richard Stallman who would go on to set up the Free Software Foundation.  Later would come the operating system called MINIX and in 1989, the Finnish student Linus Torvalds wanted to upgrade MINIX and, finding he was barred from doing so, wrote his own OS called Linux.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Let us know what you think of the infographic.  Anything important that was left out?  What is it about Linux that you love so much?  What is it about Linux that you hate so much?  Give us your views in the comments below.

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Source : BlogSearchEngine

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