Linux Turns 25!

Anyone who kept up with us at LEAD over the last year knows that we love a good celebration, especially in honor of 25 year anniversary (see: LEAD Technologies: 25 years of Imaging Excellence and 25 Projects in 25 Days: Celebrating LEADTOOLS’ Depth of Features and Ease of Use). And today we join the world in celebrating the 25th birthday of Linux operating system!

Linux will turn 25 years old on August 25, the day Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things),” he wrote in the comp.os.minix message board. And the rest, as they say, is history.

History indeed. And LEADTOOLS has come a long way since we first expanded our reach with support for Linux back in 2000 (Version 12). With LEADTOOLS Imaging SDK Technology for Linux, programmers are able to add powerful imaging features to their Linux applications such as document viewing and conversion, OCR, Barcode, DICOM, compression, image processing, and more.

Not to re-gift or anything, but here’s a sample Linux application one of our developer support agents did in honor of our 25th birthday: Linux OCR, Barcode and Format Conversion Batch Processor: 25 Projects in 25 Days. Happy Birthday Linux!


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