Linux & Free Software: 5 Myths & 10 Crucial Moments
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A talk I gave to the New York Linux Users Group in January 2011 commemorating the past decade of Linux moments since the release of the 2.4 kernel 10 years ago.

A talk I gave to the New York Linux Users Group in January 2011 commemorating the past decade of Linux moments since the release of the 2.4 kernel 10 years ago.

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  • The Top 5 Myths of Linux and Free Software By Forest Mars On the Occasion of the 10 th Anniversary of NYLUG New York Linux Users Group
  • Myth: Linux hasn't Succeeded Wildly.
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  • Myth #2: Linux Adoption is Tapering Off.
  • “ If Linux server adoption is slowing, then my name is Steve Ballmer”
  • 10 Crucial Moments in the History of Linux
  • January 2001: Linux Kernel 2.4.
  • May 2001: Nvidia releases binary drivers
  • June 2002: Gnome 2.0
  • May 2002: RHEL 2.1
  • May 2003: SCO vs. IBM
  • April 2004: X.org 1.0 released
  • October 2004: Warty Warthog
  • Compiz! January 2006:
  • June 2007: GPL 3.0
  • January 2008: KDE 4.0
  • February 2008: ASUS EeePC
  • September 2008: Android 1.0 SDK
  • Myth #3: Free Software isn't Free.
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  • Myth #4: Free Software is Collaborative.
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  • Myth #5: The Cloud is mainly a big load of Hype.
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  • Forest Mars twitter: @forestmars identi.ca/forest [email_address]