Thursday 25 August 2016

Linux Turns 25 Years Old

25 years ago to the day Linus Torvalds announced the creation of his kernel that would become Linux.

"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)." Should you have not read Torvalds' message already many times, you can do so via

this Google archive

. Linus announced the project back on 25 August 1991 from Finland.

What's been your favorite Linux moment over the past 25 years? What do you hope will come for Linux over the next year? 5 years? Share via commenting on this article in our forums.

Read the full article here by Phoronix

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