The birth of #Linux
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.
@fitheach TFW you realise Linux is now five years older than UNIX was when Linux was first released.
@fitheach Oh right his middle name is Benedict.
The Internet must've been much more formal place back in 1991.
Thanks for sharing this. A blast from the past!
From small beginnings...
Long before I started using Linux or the Internet.
@fitheach "and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks" 😂
@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!