Tech history in photos: Software giants of the 1990s

Linux author Linus Torvalds

The 1990s brought us Friends and Seinfeld, but it also brought some unique software innovations. Take a look at some of the trailblazers of the decade.

In this photo we see Linux author Linus Torvalds. Linux is an open source OS developed by Torvalds and released in 1991. As predicted by all of the hype in the 1990s, Linux has evolved into one of the most popular operating systems in the world. Today, it powers many of the servers that run the internet, is the underlying platform behind Android, and powers countless other devices.

Image: Linux Magazine

By Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Senior Editor for TechRepublic.