Linux marking 20 years in Vancouver
Linux is celebrating its 20th birthday this year—and the party’s officially coming to Vancouver.
Next week, the LinuxCon North America 2011 conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The three-day event will feature an exhibit on the history of Linux, complete with videos, photographs, and physical artifacts.
On Wednesday (August 17), a 20th-anniversary gala will take place at the Commodore Ballroom. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, will be there.
Unfamiliar with the Linux family of open-source operating systems? This video from the Linux Foundation tells the tale:
Apparently, Linux can now be found in phones, televisions, and supercomputers, and powering the servers behind Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
Some of the sessions at the conference—“Imagine a World Without Linux”, “Linux: How it Runs the World of Finance”, and “Linux Culture Has Changed the World: How to Use the Open Source Way For Anything”—hint at its impact on computing.
Happy birthday, Linux.