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.!msg/

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

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" 😂

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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