Linux at 22: Another Year, Another Step Closer to World Domination
It seems like only yesterday that we here in the Linux blogosphere were celebrating Linux's 20th birthday, but now here we are, two years later.
Our favorite operating system has reached the ripe old age of 22, and its creator -- Linus Torvalds -- marked the occasion in characteristically understated fashion.
Specifically, echoing his original message from August 26, 1991, inviting feature requests for his then-nascent OS, Torvalds published a similarly worded note late last month announcing the arrival of the Linux 3.11-rc7 kernel release.
"I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, even if it's big and professional) for 486+ AT clones and just about anything else out there under the sun," Torvalds wrote on Google+. "This has been brewing since april 1991, and is still not ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in Linux 3.11-rc7."
More than 1,500 plus-ones and nearly 900 reshares later, there no doubt Torvalds got the word out about Linux's latest milestone. Down at the Linux blogosphere's Broken Windows Lounge, drinks were on the house to celebrate the occasion.