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Abhishek Pathak
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Linux Journey

In the early morning, when the sun was rising, flowers were booming, and poles were falling, I could hear the birds singing outside (not literally). I woke up and headed to the washroom in between my bed and the washroom. I got a thought: What is the entire story of Linux?

So I turned on my laptop and searched the history of Linux. I found this article, but it was too much for my lazy morning small brain. So, I head towards the Sam Altman Pride chat gpt and search there.

I got what I was looking for and thought many of the forks would also love this.

The entire credit goes to 1% of my curious brain and 99% of the chat gpt.

Happy reading

Let the story begin

The story of Linux is a captivating saga that traces its roots back to the early days of computing. From its inception as a passion project to its current status as a global technological powerhouse, Linux's journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Join us as we take an in-depth look at the key milestones that have shaped Linux into the open-source giant it is today.

1969: The Seeds of Unix

In the halls of AT&T Bell Labs, two visionary minds, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie, lay the foundation for what would become Unix. Their creation of this powerful operating system sets the stage for the birth of Linux in the years to come.

1983: Dawn of the GNU Project

Richard Stallman's launch of the GNU Project marks a pivotal moment in the history of open-source software. Stallman's vision of a free and open Unix-like operating system becomes the driving force behind Linux's development.

1991: Genesis of the Linux Kernel

In a modest Helsinki apartment, Linus Torvalds embarks on a personal project: the Linux kernel. Torvalds's decision to share his work with the world ignites a wave of enthusiasm within the open-source community.

1992: Emergence of Distributions

The creation of Softlanding Linux System (SLS) introduces the concept of Linux distributions. These bundles, combining the Linux kernel with various software components, make Linux more accessible to users.

1993: Birth of Slackware

Patrick Volkerding's release of Slackware Linux pioneers the concept of user-friendly distributions. This milestone marks the beginning of tailored Linux experiences for different user groups.

1996: Linux 2.0: Advancing the Kernel

Linux 2.0 arrives with enhanced networking capabilities and broader hardware support. The kernel's continuous evolution solidifies Linux's standing in the computing world.

1998: Red Hat's Bold Step

The Red Hat IPO brings Linux into the commercial spotlight, demonstrating the viability of open-source software as a profitable endeavor.

2000: Linux's Flight to Success

IBM's endorsement of Linux elevates its prominence in the enterprise sector. The beloved Linux mascot, Tux the penguin, becomes a symbol of open-source innovation.

2003: Android's Impact

Google introduces Android, an open-source mobile operating system based on Linux. The mobile landscape undergoes a seismic shift, with Android reshaping the smartphone industry.
(my birth year :))

2005: The Rise of Git

Linus Torvalds introduces Git, a groundbreaking version control system that transforms collaborative software development.

2012: Linux on the Desktop

User-friendly distributions like Ubuntu propel Linux onto desktop computers, providing a viable alternative to proprietary operating systems.

2020: The Cloud Revolution

Linux cements its dominance in cloud computing, underpinning the majority of internet infrastructure and playing a pivotal role in the rise of cloud services.

2023: Pioneering Frontiers

Linux's journey continues, adapting to emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, and edge computing. Its contributions span diverse fields, from scientific research to space exploration.

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