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204.5-Million Lines of Code Equals One Great Linux Distribution

Oct 22, 2008, 19:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"The Foundation started by using Linux and security programmer David A. Wheeler's methodology from his 2002's groundbreaking study, Linux: More Than a Gigabuck: Estimating GNU/Linux's Size. The results of applying these tools to 2008's Fedora 9 Linux came out to a total of 204,500,946 physical SLOC (Source Lines of Code) and a cost of $10,784,484,309. But, lucky you, you can download it for free from the Fedora Web site and you won't need to spend a penny on it."

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