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Linux for ResearchersLinux for Researchers
University of VirginiaUniversity of VirginiaResearch Computing SupportResearch Computing SupportGroupGroupApril 17, 2002April 17, 2002Kathy GerberKathy Gerber
Linux – An Operating SystemLinux – An Operating System
A kernelSurrounded by utilities and applicationsStrictly speaking, Linux is the kernel of aUnix-like operating system originallycreated by Linus Torvalds in 1991.
1971 - The first edition of the Unix server operating systememerges from Bell Labs.1985 -Richard Stallman publishes his famous "GNU Manifesto",one of the first documents of the open-source revolution.1991 - In August, Torvalds announces his plans to create a freeoperating system on the Minix users newsgroup. He modestlynotes in his posting that his OS is "just a hobby”. In October,Linux 0.01 is released on the Internet under a GNU public license.1993 – 100,000 users. Start of Slackware and Debian projects1999 15,000,000+ users. RedHat IPO

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