The History of Linux

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May 21, 2015

 

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The key missing in his tests was an operating system that had the flexibility craved for by professionals. MINIX was available, though it was still just a study tool and not meant for heavy workloads. With the current spreading trend of open-source, and tools readily available, Linus began developing an operating system that was a deviation for MINIX...
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He used resources made available through the GNU project (known as GNU's Not Linux), which was a developmental stage of a UNIX-type operating system that was open source. He kept the file system structure, and ported bash(1.08) as well as gcc(1.40), for "practical reasons". Once a small compilation was complete he released it on the web labeling it simply as "0...
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