What is Linux? Here is a little history of Linux.
The Unix operating system was conceived and implemented in the 1960s and was first released in 1970. Its wide availability, and portability meant that it was widely repetition. adopted, copied and modified by academic institutions and businesses, with its design being influential on authors of other systems.
The availability of Linux, teamed with its portability created a brooding ground where academic institutions, businesses, and authors of other systems would modify, adopt, and create their own Linux systems.
The GNU Project, started in 1984, had the goal of creating a “complete Unix-compatible software system” made entirely of free software. In 1985, Richard Stallman created the Free Software Foundation and developed the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL). Many of the programs required in an OS (such as libraries, compilers, text editors, a Unix shell, and a windowing system) were completed by the early 1990s. How ever, low level elements such as device drivers, daemons, and the kernel were stalled and incomplete. Linus Torvalds has said that if the GNU kernel had been available at the time (1991), he would not have decided to write his own.
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