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Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel 106

An anonymous reader writes Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.17-rc2 today in commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the original kernel announcement. It was on 25 August 1991 that he announced his new OS project to the Minix users list.
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Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 25, 2014 @08:10PM (#47752815)

    Posting in an incorrect listserv about his new OS. Good work, Linux, on 23 years of hardcore trolling.

  • by BeanBagKing ( 1151733 ) on Monday August 25, 2014 @08:11PM (#47752831)
    heh :)
  • Linux proud! (Score:-1, Insightful)

    by For a Free Internet ( 1594621 ) on Monday August 25, 2014 @08:12PM (#47752839)

    Linux is no more. Linuxe is now just a minor component of the KernelD, a systemD provider manufactured by Italian extremists with the intent inflame and inflate poisonous toads and helicopter them over the American heartland provoking chaos and Armageddon.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 25, 2014 @08:37PM (#47753021)

    I know you're just trying to disturb shit with your comment, but you do indirectly bring up a good point: systemd and how it's contrary to everything that UNIX stands for.

    Like almost everyone else, I'd heard about it. I heard the complaints, but I didn't take them seriously. Then, almost three weeks ago, I had to install and use Fedora for the first time in a number of years.

    Everything negative that people have said about systemd is true. The problems they point out are as real as can be. Binary log files? Jesus Christ. One daemon that does just about everything? Jesus Christ. systemd shits upon the UNIX philosophy in every way possible.

    More and more distros have started using systemd. Soon people won't have a choice; they'll be subjected to systemd whether they like it or not. Decades of UNIX and Linux knowledge is being flushed down the shitter, replaced with a something that's more at home in the world of Windows than it ever should be in the land of UNIX.

    Over two decades on, the Linux community is facing its biggest threat yet. systemd is the kind of software that will render Linux irrelevant in the server market, just because it disregards decades of wisdom in favor of a one-size-fits-all approach that has never worked well in the past.

    The Linux community needs to discuss systemd, before it's too late!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 25, 2014 @08:45PM (#47753077)

    After 23 years of consistently having your ass handed to you by Microsoft, you think Linus would have a little more humility. You know your software is complete shit when people willingly shell out hundreds of dollars for a superior product rather than use your product for free.

    Ya, windows is winning. Except for the server room. And the tablet and smartphone spaces. And the embedded world. In fact, Linux is kicking windows to the curb pretty much everywhere except the desktop.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 25, 2014 @10:49PM (#47753667)

    Step 1) Learn to speak english
    Step 2) Shut the fuck up because what you have to say is stupid regardless of your ability to speak the language.

  • by GreatDrok ( 684119 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @01:17AM (#47754197) Journal

    "Wow, time flies! Soon it will be the 20th anniversary of Linux on the Desktop Year."

    You think you're funny but I first had Linux as my desktop in 1995 and shortly after I was one of the founding members of our university Linux User Group.

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