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Then & Now

25 Years of Linux

Linux
fits on

Linux
fits on
1.44MB
556
floppy disks in 2016

14
floppy disks
in 1991
800MB

Number
of users
1991 2016
1 person 86 million

* If all Linux users moved to the USA

Lines of code 19.5 million


in Linux kernel lines

150,000
lines

1994 2016

Linux
1992 runs on… 2016
1 architecture
processor
25 architectures
processor

Cost to develop if done in 2016


the Linux kernel $3 billion+

in 1991
2 cheeseburgers
+ a 386

Supercomputers
running Linux
2016
1998 95% of all supercomputers
1 supercomputer

Linux
Distributions

2002 2016
96 278
Linux distributions Linux distributions

Sources: https://www.top500.org/lists/2016/06/ https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux-supported_computer_architectures https://www.distrowatch.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Linux