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Taken from computerhope.com

Unix, Linux, and variant history


Linux.org presented one of the most detailed important events in the history of the Linux operating system development

September    Richard M. Stallman announces the GNU Project, an attempt at creating a completely free operating system.

January    Work begins on the GNU operating system

October    Free Software Foundation established as a non-profit organization to promote the development of Free Software. Sponsors the GNU Project.

January    Computer science professor Andrew Tannenbaum publishes the textbook Operating Systems: Design and Implementation which includes a copy of a teaching version of Unix called Minix.
December    Larry Wall releases version 1.0 of Perl


Before we start with Linux tutorials, it’s better to understand its history to understand the philosophy behind and fully appreciate the best operating system in the planet.

Taken from Wikipedia:

In 1991, in Helsinki, Linus Torvalds began a project that later became the Linux kernel. It was initially a terminal emulator, which Torvalds used to access the large UNIX servers of the university. He wrote the program specifically for the hardware he was using and independent of an operating system because he wanted to use the functions of his new PC with an 80386 processor. Development was done on Minix using the GNU C compiler. This application is still the main choice for compiling Linux today (although the code can be built with other compilers, such as the Intel C Compiler).


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