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.

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Linux & Free Software: 5 Myths & 10 Crucial Moments

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Myth: Linux hasn't Succeeded Wildly.
  3. 9. Myth #2: Linux Adoption is Tapering Off.
  4. 10. “ If Linux server adoption is slowing, then my name is Steve Ballmer”
  5. 11. 10 Crucial Moments in the History of Linux
  6. 12. January 2001: Linux Kernel 2.4.
  7. 13. May 2001: Nvidia releases binary drivers
  8. 14. June 2002: Gnome 2.0
  9. 15. May 2002: RHEL 2.1
  10. 16. May 2003: SCO vs. IBM
  11. 17. April 2004: X.org 1.0 released
  12. 18. October 2004: Warty Warthog
  13. 19. Compiz! January 2006:
  14. 20. June 2007: GPL 3.0
  15. 21. January 2008: KDE 4.0
  16. 22. February 2008: ASUS EeePC
  17. 23. September 2008: Android 1.0 SDK
  18. 24. Myth #3: Free Software isn't Free.
  19. 26. Myth #4: Free Software is Collaborative.
  20. 28. Myth #5: The Cloud is mainly a big load of Hype.
  21. 31. Forest Mars twitter: @forestmars identi.ca/forest [email_address]

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