Happy Birthday, Linux!
30 years of age.
31,479,666 lines of code.
10.4 changes per hour.
Almost 25,000 contributors.
Countless freedoms ❤️
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 :(
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.
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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