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20 years of Linux [Infographic]

Just like that — Linux is 20 years old. As part of the Linux Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the organization conducted a survey about Linux among attendees of LinuxCon in July 2011. The findings of that survey are showcased in this infographic, which illustrates the changes in Linux over the years.

15 Responses to “20 years of Linux [Infographic]”

  1. thomastmc

    It does become kind of a stretch when you have to include the total number of internet users, and the total number of PCs sold. Those really have nothing to do with linux.

    Linux market share is still less than 1 percent, with Java ME and Other tripling linux’s share together.

  2. Tibor Horváth

    The “then” in case of distributions refers to which year? Most of the distributions in the “then” graph weren’t around in the early 90’s. It looks more like 2002 to me.

  3. Mitch Haile

    What year is ‘then’ is for the ‘distros used’ graphic? I ask because Red Hat wasn’t founded til 1993 and there was no ‘Red Hat Linux’ until 1994…?

    • Pedro Campos Toledo

      i thik that you made a mistake, gnome is a desktop as you said, linux is the kernel and it have all the functionality of a gnu linux distribution.