March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux
Aug 25, 2011, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
"The name "Linux" was selected by Ari Lemmke, an employee at the
Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) who created the folder in
which the original Linux source code was hosted on the Finnish
University and Research Network (FUNET) FTP server. Lemmke
reportedly disliked the name "Freax" and thought that "Linux"
sounded more appealing.