The history of Linux

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The history of Linux

Postby viking60 » 22 May 2011, 17:24

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1984
January 1984 Richard Stallman quits his job at MIT and starts working on the GNU Project.
1985
Month unknown Free Software Foundation, an organization for creating and promoting free software, is founded by Richard Stallman.
March 1985 The GNU manifesto, a statement by Richard Stallman advocating the cause of free software movement, is published in the March 1985 issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal
1991
August 25 1991 Linus conceives the idea of Linux and announces the project in a Usenet Post
September 1991 Version 0.01 is released on the Net
1992
January 1992 First Linux Newsgroup: alt.os.linux founded in the UseNet
April 1992 Ari Lemmke starts the popular Linux newsgroup comp.os.linux in the UseNet
November 1992 Adam Richter announces the release of the first Linux Distribution from his company: Yggdrasil
1993
June 1993 Slackware, the famous Linux distribution is released by Peter Volkerding
August 1993 Matt Welsh releases Linux Installation and getting started: version 1
1994
March 1994 Linux kernel version 1.0 is released

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A small digression: Yggdrasil is the Viking world tree from the old Norse mythology and also the name of the first Linux distro, so there you have the explanation for the Vikings and Berserks in this forum.
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Re: The history of Linux

Postby dedanna1029 » 01 Apr 2013, 16:16

I thought the viking and berserks here were called that because of the history of the owners here, not the first linux distro!
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Re: The history of Linux

Postby viking60 » 01 Apr 2013, 17:09

That is pretty much the same :mrgreen: But there is this educational and extremely sophisticated Linux touch to it. +1
Yggdrasil the Norse tree of Life; as with Linux you should not mess around to much with the root... And it is the first real Linux distro (debatable).
It is the first Linux distro with a Live CD (fact). So it is clearly Berserk and Viking related as we are here in the corners of the bjoernvold Valhalla.
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