Linux has a rather interesting history. I recommended a documentary on Linux called Revolution OS. it traces the origins of how Linux all began. One piece of the Linux puzzle occurred when a computer science student from The University of Helsinki named Linus Torvalds posted a message to the Usenet Groups saying he was working on a free operating system.
Here's the original post archived in Google Groups.
And the rest is history. Countless programmers, entreprenuers, advocates, volunteers and others have contributed to what we know today as Linux. Linux powers computers, cell phones, servers, web sites, Google, and many other marvels of the high tech world. And the great thing is, Linux is stable, secure and, in many cases, free.
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