History of Linux

The History of Linux began in 1991 with the commencement of a personal project by a Finnish student, Linus Torvalds, to create a new operating system kernel.

Since then, the resulting Linux kernel has been marked by constant growth throughout its history. Since the initial release of its source code in 1991, it has grown from a small number of C files under a license prohibiting commercial distribution to its state in 2009 of over 370 megabytes of source under the GNU General Public License.

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... See also Linux adoption 1983 Richard Stallman creates the GNU project with the goal of creating a free operating system. 1991 The Linux kernel is publicly announced on 25 August by the 21 year old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds. 1992 The Linux kernel is relicensed under the GNU GPL ...

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