Today it is 26 years ago that a Finnish student Linus Torvalds posted a message on usenet group comp.os.minix
Hello everybody out there using minix –
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.
Today Linux runs on servers, desktops, laptops, netbooks, smartphones, TVsets, NAS and maybe a lot more
Thirty years ago this month, the GNU system announcement sparked a conversation that has grown into the global free software movement. Now we invite you to join the GNU community in celebrating this important occasion, and creating a future where GNU is stronger than ever.
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