A Look Back at 20 Years of Linux

In honor of the open source operating system’s 20th anniversary, the Linux Foundation has released an infographic highlighting some of the changes to the OS over the years. For example, while only 100 developers were working on the kernel in 1992, 1,000 were doing so in 2010. In 1998, only one of the top 500 supercomputers was running Linux, but today, 413 do.

The most popular Linux distributions have also changed over the years. Fedora/Red Hat used to be the top choice with 45 percent of users, while Ubuntu had a lowly 6 percent share. Now Ubuntu is on the top of the heap with 34 percent of users, while Fedora and Red Hat have dropped to 28 percent.

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