Celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the Linux 1.0.0 kernel, Junauza posted a list of 15 cool facts about the Linux kernel. Here are a few of my favorites:
- An asteroid was named after the creator of the Linux kernel.
- According to a study funded by the European Union, the estimated cost to redevelop the most recent kernel versions would be at $1.14 billion USD.
- Linux kernel 1.0.0 was released with 176,250 lines of code. The latest Linux kernel has over 10 million lines of code.
- The Linux kernel can be found on more than 87% of systems on the world’s Top 500 supercomputers.
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