History of Linux

In 1990 When Linus Torwalds was Student of Technology at the University of Helsinki in Finland; he came across a book titled Operating Systems: Design and Implemented by Andrew S Tanenbaum.

MINIX — the book Uses MINIX as an Operating System which is Cloned version of the UNIX operating system to explaining design of a UNIX like Operating system, MINIX is cloned of UNIX but it doesn’t contain source code of UNIX as MINIX Source Code written manually in C-Language by Tanenbaum.

Torwalds inspired by the MINIX and Start working on a Project for Create New OS Same like as Unix but that should be Open Source (free of Cost) and works on All Hardware Platforms , initial stage he use MINIX source code for run his newly create kernel later he make his independent Kernel .

Torwalds start Working on this project in 1990 and within Few Months he successfully written a working Kernel and shared it with Professionals via newsgroups for Suggestion/Feedback.

Where did the name Linux come from?

Initially Torwalds want to call his first kernel with name of “Freax” which should be combination of Free+Freak+uniX=Freax but his colleague “Ari Lemmke” who was the Administrator of FTP server where Kernel being uploaded he named the folder to “LINUX” by the name of “Linus”

Linux Kernel releases.

Sep-1991 : Kernel 0.01

Oct-1991 : Kernel 0.02

Feb-1992 : Kernel 0.12 Under GPL.

Nowadays All Linux OS using the Torwalds Kernel


Q.When Linux was created.

Ans.Linux was created in 1991.

Q.who created the Linux

Ans.Linus Torwalds Created the Linux

Q.why Linux was Created.

And. Linus Torwalds want to create an open source OS.

Q.Benifits of Linux why we should use this.

And. Linux is Open Source.

Secure: – Linux Source code is available for review and thousands of Developers over the world gone through the Code means bugs and flaws are already has been discovered.

Stability: – Linux has 99.9 Uptime unless windows and we don’t require reboot in Linux even after install the updates, more than 80% of web servers running on Linux.

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