It was 17 years ago yesterday that Linus Torvalds announced on Usenet the availability of his “free minix-like kernel,” better known to the world as Linux. (The kernel was actually released some days earlier, but who’s counting?) We even had our own Linux Week several months ago in order to celebrate our love/like/apathy/disdain for the operating system.
Slashdot is absolutely loaded with age of consent jokes being that Linux is 17 now. Me, I much prefer Homer’s rendition of “It Was a Very Good Year” if we’re to break out “what connects to age 17?” references.