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Flashback: "I’m Doing a (Free) Operating System (Just a Hobby)" – Linus Torvalds
22 years ago today Linus Torvalds sent the email that started it all
By: Jeremy Geelan
Aug. 26, 2013 06:30 AM
Twenty-two years ago today, a Finnish student by the name of Linus Torvalds sent an email that is now one of the iconic communications of the Internet era.
"[I]t's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. It is NOT portable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have."
In 1992, the Linux kernel was released under the GNU General Public License and in 1996 the now-familiar penguin mascot (Tux) was first adopted.
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