20 years of Linux: Then and Now

LinuxCon opens in Vancouver on Wednesday and the Linux Foundation can't help but brag about the operating system's success.

LinuxCon kicks off on Wednesday and I'll be there to report on the keynotes, the news, the fun stuff. To kick it off, the Linux Foundation sent out this then-and-now graphic of how far Linux has come in its 20 years. Note the number of lines of code, the numbers of patents and the number of "Linux-based" cell phones out there (thanks to Android). The only area where Linux lags is desktop adoption, but who knows? Maybe we'll see a big change there in the next few years as well.

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