Linux celebrates 25 years

On August 25, 1991 Linus Torvalds first announced his operating system to the world via the comp.os.minix news group:

“I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.”

I honestly can’t believe it is twenty-five years old already.

Linux really has come a long way since I first laid my eyes upon it in the late ’90s and I’d like to take this moment to thank Linus and everyone who has ever contributed to Linux in any capacity for helping create the great operating system we have today.

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