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Video: What a Year for Linux

Simply put, 2012 was a cross-over year for Linux in many ways.

Here are just a few examples:

- Android adoption outpaced the iPhone.

- Red Hat achieved its $1B milestone.

- Linux’s marketshare in computing rose above that of Windows, according to Goldman Sachs.

It’s also hard to ignore that this holiday season’s most popular gifts, like the Chromebook and Amazon's Kindle HD, are all powered by Linux.

Part of the reason Linux is experiencing so much success is because of the network effect created by its collaborative development enviornment: Embedded engineers work on power savings for their devices; that same code is then used in the data center to lower power bills. The defense industry improves the real time capabilities of the Linux kernel and automakers benefit and add to it. Also, because Linux has no branding restrictions, Android (of the Kindle or a Chromebook) can be Linux without you knowing its Linux. This freedom allows companies to innovate at a pace that is simply unmatched.

We invite you to join us in celebrating an amazing year for Linux. It takes a global community to build this kind of success, and every single person and organization that touched Linux this year deserves to celebrate these achievements.

Please watch and share the our latest video,” What a Year for Linux,” and tell us what was your favorite 2012 milestone and what your hope is for Linux next year.



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  • Rick Said:

    This is great! I'm so glad I'm using only Linux on all three of my IBM Thinkpads. At the present level of technology, Linux is light years ahead of Windows in so many ways. Thanks for your continuing great articles!

  • Himanshu Said:

    power of Linux will grow every year . nice article

  • jalalsfs Said:

    I want to know, which OS did you make this video on? Is it Mac OS?

  • Matt Lee Said:

    Why is Mac OS X being used in this video to show how good GNU/Linux is?

  • Ranjandas Said:

    Wow that is a good question and the author should answer it.

  • Fernando Said:

    I have read several articles about this video, but so far no one has responded because the GUI is used MACOSX

  • Alex_Curly Said:

    I don't know but it sounds a bit like an uptempo cover of Hoppipola by Sigur Rós.

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