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2012: What a year for Linux

Posted 02 Jan 2013 by 

Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat)
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Global research and advisory firm, Forrester, said, "The explosion in open source projects in the HTML, mobile, cloud and big data spaces such as Android, jQuery, PhoneGap, Sencha, Hadoop and Cordova are driving a new model and a golden age of 'app' development."

Clearly, Linux had a great year—as did their many dedicated developers, communities, fans, and users. 

This two-minute video spans the many achievements of Linux in 2012. From the joining of Samsung and HP as platinum members to the Linux Foundation, and kernel guru Greg Kroah-Hartman as a fellow, to the Millennium Technology Prize awarded to Linus Torvalds and Shinya Yamanaka, and Red Hat's $1 billion

I love development, but the part that still makes me excited is the technology. —Linus Torvalds

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I make decisions but most of the real work is done by many people even before most code ever reaches me. The kernel development community is the deepest development community in the open source area by far. —Linus Torvalds

Other facts:

  • 94% of the world's top 500 supercomputers run on Linux
  • 81% of recruiters say hiring Linux talent is a priority

Where do you think Linux will go in 2013?

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