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20 years of Linux

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TWENTY years ago in August, a 20-year-old computer science student named Linus Torvalds sat down at his computer at the University of Helsinki to post what is now one of the most famous entries in computing history.

“Hello everybody out there... I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional...) ,” Torvalds wrote on a newsgroup. “It probably never will support anything other than AT-hard disks, as that’s all I have.”

Torvalds clearly had no idea at the time that his message would resonate with thousands of developers from all over the world who would contribute their code and make Linux a major force in computing.

Torvalds named his operating system “Linux,” a name he had apparently considered and rejected at first because it seemed egotistical.

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