On August 25th, 1991, an unknown Finnish developer posted the following to the
Hello everybody out there using minix –
I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).
That developer was of course Linus Torvalds and his free operating system came to be known as Linux. It’s since more or less conquered the world, first becoming the de facto heir to proprietary Unix and latterly serving as the operating system for enormous numbers of devices large and small.
— Steve Walker (@AzureCloudDev) August 24, 2016
As part of celebrations to mark the occasion the Linux Foundation has published its annual Linux Kernel Development Report.
The report (PDF)* concludes that Linux is in great shape and opines “There may be no other examples of such a large, common resource being supported by such a large group of independent actors in such a collaborative way.”
They’ve got a lot to work on: the report notes that the first versions of the Linux kernel comprised about 10,000 lines of code. Now it’s nearing 22 million and growing at a rate of 4,600 lines a day.
Bron: The Register Lees het complete artikel hier: http://go.theregister.com/i/cfa/http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/26/linux_at_25/