Celebrating 30 years of Linux - is 2021 finally the year of the Linux desktop?
My favorite Linux insider joke is that “The year of the Linux desktop is always next year”. Each year there is a new technology which is expected to achieve breakthroughs. I was asked almost a decade ago to give a talk about this topic. I proved to my audience that the year of the Linux desktop is already here, just not the way most Linux users expect it. Hopefully it will be even easier now!
Linux was born 30 years ago.
I started to use Linux just three years later. The first machine where I installed Linux was an i486 box with 8 MB (not GB!) of RAM. I brought Linux home on floppy disks and did not install a graphical user interface (GUI). Next I installed Linux on an i386 box with 16 MB of RAM, an unbelievably large RAM size at that time. I made my first steps with a GUI on Linux there. I used the FVWM2 window manager on top of X11 and ran Netscape Navigator to browse the web.
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