In 1991, Linus Torvalds starting working on Linux "just for fun" as a "hobby, nothing professional." Today, Linux is the world's largest collaborative project in the history of computing. It powers the Internet, the cloud, the world’s stock exchanges, supercomputers, embedded devices and more.
A World Without Linux is an animated web series that brings awareness to the role that Linux plays in society and gives thanks to the worldwide community of contributors and supporters.
Each episode illustrates a fictitious world in which Linux doesn’t exist to make a bold and fun statement about Linux's role in our everyday lives. While technology innovations like the Internet, Twitter or space exploration may exist without Linux, this video series underscores how the operating system has accelerated modern day technologies.
In the series finale, we see Linus Torvalds giving out free burgers instead of contributing to the world of free software. Take a look at this alternative universe and tune into some of our favorite geek lingo that has managed to make it on the "Free Burger" menu.
Join the fun and the conversation with #WorldWithoutLinux on Twitter.