Linux Turns 30 years old!
1991-2021 (present, and growing)

The Linux Foundation recently put out some fun social media badges to help celebrate Linux's 30th Anniversary.

Here is how Linux was born in 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).

I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work. This implies that I'll get something practical within a few months, and I'd like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)


PS. Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. It is NOT portable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.

--Linus Torvalds

From those tiny beginnings of "won't be big and professional..." to running on the top 500 Super Computers in the world, I'd say that it have just a little impact on the world. Happy Birthday Linux! We <3 You! :-)

Linux Birthday Bonus

Here is the actor Stephen Fry talking about GNU/Linux on the 25th Anniversary:

Linux Turns 30 years old!
Beck 10 March, 2021

Photo Frame...from a Raspberry Pi?