Happy Birthday, Linux: 28 Years Of Awesomeness 

On this day, The Linux kernel is publicly announced by the 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds. Happy Birthday, Linux: 28 Years Of Awesomeness

Linus Torvalds, then a 21-year-old university student in Finland writes a post to a user group asking for feedback on a project he’s working on. His post was titled, “What would you like to see most in minix?“ He’s built a simple kernel for a Unix-like operating system that runs on an Intel 386 processor. The kernel eventually becomes Linux, which is released in 1994 and rest is the the history. Happy Birthday, Linux: 28 Years Of Awesomeness

His first post on Linux kernel:

Here is the post he shared on the user group:

From:[email protected].FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Newsgroup: comp.os.minix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: 1991Aug25, [email protected]
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki.

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. I’d like
any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix; as my OS
resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-sytem
due to practical reasons)among other things.

I’ve currently ported bash (1.08) an gcc (1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that i’ll get something practical within a few months, and I’d
like to know what features most people want. Any suggestions are welcome,
but I won’t promise I’ll implement them ?

Linus Torvalds [email protected]


Now, Linux is the one of the most popular and widely used operating system after Windows. Linux is mostly popular among developers, researchers, IT consultant and server administrators.

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