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asifnaz
December 15th, 2010, 11:44 AM
Its been a year or so I am using Linux . Other 12 years I spent with Mac and Windows .

Now I am dead curios to learn how Linux developed ...?

People behind it are hobbiest or pro developers ...???

Where is Linus Torvalds . What he is doing now . provide link to his speeches , interviews etc about Linux .

I want to read about Linux in story-telling way not technical point of view .

I will really appreciate your help

slackthumbz
December 15th, 2010, 11:48 AM
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/11/complete-concise-history-of-gnulinux.html

Seriously man, learn to google.

mick222
December 15th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Google is your friend. Lots of histories of gnulinux Stallman deserves a lot of the credit too even though he is maybe a bit to fanatical about free software.

Paqman
December 15th, 2010, 11:52 AM
People behind it are hobbiest or pro developers ...???


There's both, but the lion's share of the real development on the kernel is done by professionals working for one of the big companies that use Linux, such as IBM, Intel or Red Hat. Linux is important for servers, which is why development gets funded.

Who writes Linux? (http://www.linuxfoundation.org/node/4463)

asifnaz
December 15th, 2010, 11:52 AM
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/11/complete-concise-history-of-gnulinux.html

Seriously man, learn to google.

I searched but it was like 3rd person view . I would like to know user experience .
For example how was linux in year 2000

what was biggest development in linux ... etc

slackthumbz
December 15th, 2010, 11:56 AM
In 2000 Linux wasn't really ready for average desktop users. It's only been in the last 5 years or so that there's really been a push at making it easy to use for everyone.

I've been running linux systems since 1998 and the difference between now and then is quite simply staggering. I can still remember manually configuring dial-up connections on the console all those years ago and creating shell scripts linked to desktop icons to handle manual stuff like mounting cds and so forth.

asifnaz
December 15th, 2010, 12:03 PM
In 2000 Linux wasn't really ready for average desktop users. It's only been in the last 5 years or so that there's really been a push at making it easy to use for everyone.

I've been running linux systems since 1998 and the difference between now and then is quite simply staggering. I can still remember manually configuring dial-up connections on the console all those years ago and creating shell scripts linked to desktop icons to handle manual stuff like mounting cds and so forth.

You look like a true classic user

slackthumbz
December 15th, 2010, 12:08 PM
You look like a true classic user

'classic'?, now I feel old :lolflag:

Spice Weasel
December 15th, 2010, 12:13 PM
Step 1. Watch Revolution OS.

Step 2. ???

Step 3. Profit!

Random_Dude
December 15th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Step 1. Watch Revolution OS.

Step 2. ???

Step 3. Profit!

I'm 2 steps way from profit!
Too bad I don't know what to do now... :???:

asifnaz
December 15th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Step 1. Watch Revolution OS.

Step 2. ???

Step 3. Profit!

I am downloading 1 st one right now . what is 2nd and 3rd ..???

amauk
December 15th, 2010, 12:36 PM
I am downloading 1 st one right now . what is 2nd and 3rd ..???There isn't a second or third point
(it's a joke from southpark)

asifnaz
December 15th, 2010, 01:32 PM
There isn't a second or third point
(it's a joke from southpark)
bad joke by the way :popcorn:

Random_Dude
December 15th, 2010, 04:46 PM
bad joke by the way :popcorn:
I beg to differ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-eak9Jz3_k

tweakedenigma
December 15th, 2010, 04:59 PM
I would pick this up as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Fun-Story-Accidental-Revolutionary/dp/0066620724

areteichi
December 15th, 2010, 07:18 PM
In addition to The Revolution OS, there are several other documentaries that cover the basic facts and the history about Linux and the open-source/free software movement.

The Codebreakers
http://www.unesco-ci.org/cgi-bin/media/page.cgi?g=Detailed%2F1.html

The Code Linux
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3498228245415745977

go open
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9184041174858607910

Aquix
December 15th, 2010, 10:30 PM
Richard Stallman has some good lectures on Google Video. Then you learn about the world of software patents too :)

juancarlospaco
December 15th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Linus Torvalds . What he is doing now .

a Coffee with cookies.