Have you ever used the Linux kernel or OS before? Even if you don’t currently have Linux installed on your home computer, chances are, something that you use on a daily basis, from the server that hosts your website to your television DVR, is powered by Linux. The open-source Linux operating system started a revolution in computing and is adored by software enthusiasts, power users, hackers and programmers everywhere.
Who Created Linux?
Linux was created as a hobby by a Finnish computer science student named Linus Benedict Torvalds. But did you ever wonder how Linux was “announced”? Linus first told the world about his “hobby OS” on a Usenet posting on Aug 26, 1991, at 2:12 am.
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).
The Original Usenet Page
Amazingly, the old Usenet page is still online thanks to Google Groups. Here’s a screenshot.
Let’s hope someone has preserved this post it in a museum and it doesn’t get trashed like this old ghetto Linux box.