Linux celebrates tenth birthday

... but you can bet there wasn't so much as a card from Bill Gates...

... but you can bet there wasn't so much as a card from Bill Gates...

The Linux operating system celebrated its 10th anniversary this weekend. The OS was first released by Finnish computer science student Linus Torvalds in August 1991. Torvalds had created a Unix based operating system in his bedroom while studying at the University of Helsinki. The operating system is based on the open source principle, which means it is freely available for anyone and can be modified as long as the source code is returned back to Linus Torvalds. silicon.com may not have been around for quite as long as Linux, but in our three years in existence we've interviewed all the leading players in the market as well as the king of the geeks himself, Linus Torvalds. Why not have a look at some (or, indeed, all) of the videos below?