Happy Birthday, Linux!

30 years of age.
31,479,666 lines of code.
10.4 changes per hour.
1,031,305 commits.
Almost 25,000 contributors.

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31,479,666 lines of code!!!
Bloody hell, that's some massive bloat!

That's a lot compared to earlier versions but it's waaay less than what Windows 10 is packing, contains a lot more goodness, and has grown much slower than the hardware it runs on.

...also, if I remember correctly, a substantial part of that is just the AMD graphics driver kernel module, which AMD kindly contributed (as opposed to nVidia who only make a barebones closed-source one), which you don't use if you haven't got an AMD GPU, and which isn't included in Windows.

@fribbledom I wish more software would support Linux...Affinity, Ableton, Rekordbox, etcetc... I can't switch due to the lack of these tools :(

@wex @fribbledom Bitwig runs on Linux. Might be an alternative if you're willing to switch from Ableton.

@lhinderberger @fribbledom yeah, but that’s still only one app. I would need Affinity as it is. I can’t work without it. It’s a difficult task to move, for now :|

@wex @fribbledom Yep, agreed, Affinity being unavailable is a real bummer. I use Designer, Photo and Publisher regularly and this is the main obstacle for me in adopting Linux for everyday use.

@fribbledom since 28 years proud Linux user, SLS, 72floppies or so ...

@Tho Me too. I remeber the endless downloading of disk sets at school and then failing installation at disk 427... 😂

Still, those were the days.

@fribbledom And on a personal note, the operating system that has powered my career

I'm mostly using Linux for desktop computing, and it's way better *for me* than Windows -- to me it's worth the amount of tweaking and solving of little hitches with non-obvious solutions. But to many non-technical newcomers, I still can't recommend it, unless someone with more experience is managing the machine.

I'd still love to give all longterm Windows users a taste of the efficiency of a well set-up KDE. They don't know what they're missing.

@fribbledom 20 years of promises that it would be THE desktop of choice. sigh...

a little neg 

31,479,666 lines of code. (less is better)

If you break it down,"code that actually matters" and "non-driver code", probably it looks better.

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