How do I use Linux?
Linux is a free and open-source operating system that you can use on your computer, phone, or tablet. It’s easy to get started with Linux: all you need is a computer and an internet connection. Linux is powerful and popular because it works just like the other systems around us. Linux has always been free and in 1991 Linus Torvalds wrote the original kernel from his home in Finland.
The first version of Linux was called just another one of those UNIX clones but what made it different was its revolutionary modular design and then growing acceptance by PC manufacturers. Today, Linux powers phones, tablets, servers–even supercomputers!–across the world as well as becoming more ubiquitous on desktops as Microsoft Windows fades into obsolescence. Happy 29th anniversary, Linus Torvalds! Thank you for making our lives easier and bringing computing power to people across the globe!
A history of my experience with Linux
I started using Linux about five years ago, when I was first introduced to it in a computer science class. I was immediately impressed by its flexibility and power. Since then, I’ve used it extensively for both personal and professional projects. I’m truly grateful to Linus Torvalds for creating such an amazing operating system and making it available to everyone.
Thank you, Linus! You have my utmost gratitude for all the time, effort, and patience that went into developing this software. And thank you for sharing your work with the world. It’s been an honor to be part of this community ever since that introduction in college four years ago.
How did it come about?
Linux is a free and open-source operating system that was first released on September 17, 1991 by Finnish developer Linus Torvalds. It has since been adopted by millions of users around the world and is used in everything from phones and laptops to servers and supercomputers. To celebrate its 29th anniversary, we wanted to take a moment to thank Linus for his incredible work in creating Linux and making it available to everyone.
Linux is an important part of so many people’s lives; without it, who knows what kind of digital world we would be living in today? Thank you, Linus Torvalds, for all your hard work over the years and continuing to push technology forward. Happy birthday, Linux!
Could this happen again?
Today marks the 29th anniversary of the release of Linux kernel 0.01. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long, but in that time, Linux has gone from a tiny project created by a single person to one of the most widely used operating systems in the world. And it all started with a simple message posted to a newsgroup by Linus Torvalds on August 25, 1991:
Hello everybody out there using minix – I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things). Any suggestions are welcome, but I won’t promise I’ll implement them 🙂
Why should people care?
Linux is a computer operating system that was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991. It’s celebrated its 29th anniversary today. While it’s not as widely used as Windows or macOS, it’s still hugely popular and is the basis for Android, one of the most popular mobile operating systems in the world. People should care about Linux because it’s a great example of the power of open source software.
Plus, without Linus Torvalds, we might not have Android! That’s pretty important. A lot of the ways people interact with their devices would be completely different if he hadn’t spent his time creating this free, secure, stable operating system that has changed our lives.