Happy 16th Birthday, Linux!

A small, tucked away news item from IDG caught my eye this morning.  It was one of those “On this day…” lists that most people ignore, but the word Linux seemed to jump out at me.  It turns out that the first version of the Linux kernel (0.02) was released to the public on this day in 1991!

I did some research, as this had piqued my curiosity….

http://www.linux.org had nothing specific on this – even in their section on the “Timeline” of the Linux OS.  Even Wikipedia – usually a great source of information for me – was unable to help!

I eventually uncovered a post in another blog that talks about the release in some detail.  You can read that at http://kerneltrap.org/node/14037.

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John

John is a Senior Solutions Engineer for a U.S. IT company, specialising in Software Defined IT Infrastructure. He has an extensive background in IT and spends way too much time sitting at his PC's, making videos for himself and other Internet marketers and dreaming of spending more time boating. He's also passionate about Jesus.

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