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Photos: Gallery presenting the first twenty years of Linux

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This year's LinuxCon, which begins today in Vancouver, celebrates this month as the twentieth anniversary of Linux. As a part of that celebration, they put together a gallery of items donated by the community representing those twenty years and the accomplishments of Linux.

The gallery is built around a timeline of the history of Linux:

See larger images of each section of the timeline:

It continues with boxes of many versions of Linux through the years, stickers, devices, and more.


Devices based on Linux; Whiskey bottle was presented to Linus Torvalds by Greg Kroah--Hartman in celebration of Linux kernel 3.0 and signed by community members at LinuxCon Japan 2011:


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From left to right, these are:

  • The computer Ted Ts'o, the first North American kernel developer, used to write his first Linux code in 1991
  • A 1999 Intel Dot.station Linux-powered web applicance
  • Dell netbook that was sold preloaded with Ubuntu 11.04


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Ruth Suehle - Ruth Suehle is the community leadership manager for Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team. She's co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O'Reilly, December 2013) and a senior editor at GeekMom, a site for those who find their joy in both geekery and...