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Happy birthday, Linux: From a bedroom project to billions of devices in 30 years

Happy birthday, Linux: From a bedroom project to billions of devices in 30 years

In celebration of Linux's 30th birthday, Greg Kroah-Hartman, the Linux Foundation fellow who oversees stable Linux kernel releases, talks about world domination, what was, and what may be for the kernel.

On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds, then a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland, sent a message to the comp.os.minix newsgroup soliciting feature suggestions for a free Unix-like operating system he was developing as a hobby.

Thirty years later, that software, now known as Linux, is everywhere.

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