Linux turns 30 – Computerworld

The adventure with Linux began on August 25, 1991. It was then that Linus Torvalds posted a short message on the Usenet network in which he announced that he was working on a new operating system. He promised that he would be ready in a few months and added that it would not be serious. It was completely different and in the years that followed Linux took over the world and changed the face of computing.

Linux was born exactly three decades ago, as the whole world and Poland entered a new era. The day before, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned from his post of general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, a protocol on the liquidation of the Warsaw Pact was signed in Prague in July and in Poland, Marian Krzaklewski was elected president of the Union of solidarity. .

And that’s when something happened that drastically changed the future of computers. Linus Torvalds, a computer scientist of Finnish American origin, demonstrated the Linux kernel and the GNU (General Public License) software. It’s good to realize that without these two revolutionary solutions, the computing world would be completely different today.

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All you have to do is shout “Long live Linux” and download the Happy 30th Linux commemorative graphic from the “Linux Foundation” website.

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