Happy birthday, Linux: What the future holds for Linux after its first 30 years

Jack Wallen ponders the possibilities for Linus Torvalds’ open source system that has changed computing for the better.

Today marks the official 30th birthday of the Linux operating system. Let’s all dig into that penguin-shaped cake and talk about where we were when it all began. Or maybe we’ll chat about all of the fun times we’ve had with Linux over the years, or how it shaped our lives and altered the trajectory of our professional endeavors. 

Or maybe let’s talk about the future. After all, we know the past. We’ve learned from our mistakes and celebrated our successes. The thing about prognostication is that it’s nothing more than a guessing game. But sometimes pondering what the future holds can be an enjoyable way of flexing the brain’s muscles and positing a world of possibilities.

SEE: Linux turns 30: Celebrating the open source operating system (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

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