Linux Foundation has released a video to celebrate the 20th year of linux.
We translated the video in Tamil.
See it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZKI0u18iLQ
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Here is the transcript:
The Story of Linux
(on the occasion of its 20th anniversary)
0:09 Our story begins twenty years ago Boris yeltsin was sworn into office,
0:14 Jay Leno replaced Johnny Carson on the tonight show and cell-Phones were really really big.
0:22 It was August of 1991 and a 20 year old computer science student named Linus Torvalds sat down at his computer in Helsinki to post what is now one of the famous entries in computing history.
0:33 “Hello everybody out there….I am doing a free operating system just a hobby,won’t be anything big like GNU it probably will never support anything other that AT-hard disks as that’s all I have.
0:49 Now word of Linux open source project quickly spread all over the globe and developers from all over contributed their code,
0:56 Linus named his OS kernel Linux and chose a penguin as its mascot ( After a little incident at the zoo).
1:06 He soon made a very important decision that would shape Linux’s future just as much as the technology,
1:12 he chose the GPL license created by a visionary named Richard Stallman.
1:18 The Linux kernel along with the GPL license and other GNU components revolutionized the computing industry with a few very simple but very important freedoms.
1:27 1. The Freedom to use the software for any purpose
1:31 2. The Freedom to change the software to suit your needs
1:35 3. The Freedom to share the software with your friends and neighbors
1:39 4. The Freedom to share the changes you make
1:43 These radical ideas fuelled its spread around the world and somewhat paradoxically
1:48 its rise from a hobbyist experiment to the foundation of a large and thriving eco-system;
1:54 Companies build business’ around Linux.
2:01 In 1999 Redhat stock tripled as it became the first Linux Company to go public,
2:07 that same year IBM spent a million dollars to improve and advertise Linux.
2:18 Soon Linux was knocking out industry heavy weights and fuelling the rise of the internet with its free software.
2:24 In short Linux revolutionized computing.
2:27 But whenever something is this disruptive there is bound to be competitive crossfire,
2:33 but Linux not only survived, it thrived.
2:36 today the kernel development community numbers in the thousands with hundreds of companies collaborating on Linux development.
2:42 Every three months another version of Linux is released.
2:47 So where is Linux today?
2:50 running in 75% of stock exchanges worldwide
2:54 Powering the servers the deliver amazon,Facebook,twitter,ebay and google
2:59 You use Linux literally every time you surf the internet.its in your phone, in your T.V.
3:05 running 95% of super computers and in many of the devices you use everyday
3:12 Linux is everywhere. And the Helsinki based programmer who started it all!
3:17 he orchestrates this world wide army of developers from his home office in Portland, Oregon
3:23 as a fellow at the Linux foundation. As we celebrate 20 years of Linux we can all see ourselves in its story.
3:31 Thank you for being a part of its first twenty years.
The first two lines mention about the year 1991. Tell some significant incident that happened in 1991 in your country/region to remind the year to the audience.
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