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The birth of :tux:
27 years ago.

On August 25 1991 Linus Torvalds wrote to comp.os.minix:

"I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones."

"won't be big" he said. 😃

Happy birthday, Linux, and congratulations to Mr. Torvalds.

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@fitheach TFW you realise Linux is now five years older than UNIX was when Linux was first released.

@TehSViN
The Internet must've been much more formal place back in 1991.

@fitheach
Thanks for sharing this. A blast from the past!

@ubik
From small beginnings...

Long before I started using Linux or the Internet.

@fitheach "and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks" 😂

@vgan
Well, hardware support was still a big problem when I started my adventures in 2000. Not with hard discs, but just about everything else.

Thankfully, things are much better now.

@fitheach I started playing with it around then also, I remember those days well... People still complain about driver support but man, it has come a long way!

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