Happy birthday, Linux: 27 years and 10 of our most popular reads

Happy birthday, Linux: 27 years

Our readers love Linux. Check out 10 of our most popular articles from the past few years.

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Tux by lewing@isc.tamu.edu Larry Ewing and The GIMP; binary image by geralt via Pixabay; modified by Jen Wike Huger


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Linux celebrates another birthday today—27 years! And we couldn't be more pleased to share in the excitement. Many of our readers are Linux users, fans, nerds... the list of adjectives describing them goes on. What would you call yourself? 

I'd say I'm a Linux newbie with mad respect. On the technical side, I installed Linux for the first time in 2014. On the community side, I've been working with Linux folks for six years as an editor for Opensource.com. Because we gather and publish articles from the great, wide community of users out there, I meet and get to know hundreds of Linux users from all walks of life, of all ages and stages on their Linux journey. It's a fascinating world, because Linux is eating the world with its millions of users, but also because Linux users are a passionate bunch. They feel that they're on to something special. And they are.

Find out more about what makes Linux special from 10 of our top Linux articles from the past few years.

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The Linux kernel turns another year older on August 25.
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Learn how to make your first kernel contribution, and what you should know before getting started.

What's your favorite Linux kernel release?
Open video

A review of 6 free and open source (FOSS) video editing tools. Who came out the winner? Find out in...
IRC screenshot

While many scanners makers don't supply Linux versions of the software that drives their wares,...
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Web browsers that run in a terminal window are alive and kicking. They're niche, but still get the...
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Managing files can consume a major portion of your time. Locating files, determining which files...
A Linux boot.

Ever wondered what it takes to get your system ready to run applications? Here's what is going on under the hood.
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Five different Linux distributions designed to make your life easier when computers start giving...
Music in an infinite loop.

Do you want to know how to play music straight from your Linux terminal? Here’s a look at three...


About the author

Jen Wike Huger - Jen leads a team of community managers for the Digital Communities team at Red Hat. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughters, June and Jewel.