Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jun 2014 22:06 UTC
Linux

In the latest contest, not only did Linux dominate, but Linux showed that is slowly pushing out all its competitors. In the June 2014 Top 500 supercomputer list, the top open-source operating system set a new high with 485 systems out of the fastest 500 running Linux. In other words 97 percent of the fastest computers in the world are based on Linux.

With numbers like this, it's easy to forget that this project started with the words "just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu".

This hobby now dominates almost every field of computing - from mobile to supercomputing.

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RE[5]: Congrats!
by Nth_Man on Wed 25th Jun 2014 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Congrats!"
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> Are you implying that linux bribed it's way into the top 500?

Linux didn't do that, like you already knew. I was talking about some vendor tactics. If you read my comment correctly, you can see that those methods are used by the richest companies to force changes, to stop them, etc.

> My gut reaction is to laugh out loud.

Of course, some people get a text backwards and then they laugh. It says a lot. Naturally, don't expect me to read or write any more comment in a thread displaying that level of education and understanding.

Edited 2014-06-25 20:38 UTC

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