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The first 20 years of Linux [video]

As someone who is still “relatively” new to Linux compared to many  – having jumped aboard the Tux train at Ubuntu 7.10 – it’s all-to-easy for me to remain unaware of the history and legacy upon which the operating system I spend my days writing about builds upon.

That’s why I love following video from the Linux Foundation which distils 20 years of Linux history into 3 short minutes. It melds the interesting and informational, starting at how Linux came to be and arriving at today where the virtual dominance of Linux in computing – both seen and unseen – is utterly impressive in light of its humble beginnings from a bedroom in Helsinki, Finland.

Gushing aside, brew a coffee, grab a (preferably chocolate) biscuit and prepare to want to punch the air…