Microsoft Wishes Linux A Happy 20th
Article by George Norman
On 21 Jul 2011
The Linux kernel, as every Linux fan out there is well aware, was released to the public back in 1991. Since it’s now 2011, it means that the Linux operating system is now 20 years old. To celebrate the occasion, The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the open-source operating system, ran, among other things, a video contest. The Linux Foundation asked users and fans to come up with a 1-minute long video that demonstrates the impact Linux had on computing, business and/or culture over the past 20 years.

Among the videos that were submitted there’s one from Microsoft Germany, video in which Microsoft wishes Linux a happy 20th. It is a 1-minute long black and white video made to look like someone’s drawing with chalk on a blackboard.

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The video starts off by presenting a drawing of Bill Gates (the resemblance it striking to be someone other than Bill Gates) and a drawing of Tux, the lovable logo of the Linux operating system. Underneath the two one can read the text Microsoft vs Linux. Then we can see an igloo and Tux coming out of the igloo; Bill then shows up with a birthday cake, but Tux ignores him and goes back into the igloo.

The video then goes on to explain that the relationship between Microsoft and Linux has been a rocky one. Then the video suggests that a truce between Linux and Microsoft may be in sight. And the video ends with the Microsoft vs. Linux text again, just that the vs. is crossed out and replaced with and. Then in the final scene, we see the text Happy Birthday, Linux!

Having someone recount a video is not much fun, I am aware of that fact. You can watch the video for yourself on popular video sharing site YouTube here. Enjoy!



Tags: Linux, Linux Foundation, Microsoft
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