Happy birthday Linux

Did you know that Linux is now 27 years old, however, there has been some debate on what the kernel’s actual birth date is (the date of the release of the kernel’s prototype code). Personally I’m not too bothered as I am grateful to Linus Torvalds and the massive FOSS community for their hard work.

To end this post… here is the original post made in 1991 by the young Finnish student announcing the arrival of the “hobby” OS that he was working on.

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-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).

Linus Torvalds