Linux Turns 25 Years Old
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 24 August 2016 at 10:42 PM EDT. 51 Comments
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.

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