Linux Turns 25 Years Old Today

On 25th August 1991, Linus Torvalds posted his famous message announcing work on a new operating system, saying Linux was “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu.” The rest, like they say, is history.

Today, Linux is the world’s largest shared technology, powering corporate data centers, websites, stock exchanges, Android, and almost all supercomputers.

The Linux Foundation has published a detailed report on the past 25 years of the OS, saying that 13,500 developers from 1,300 companies have contributed to the Kernel since the entire project went up on Git in 2005.

You can read the entire report here.