"The Finnish inventor and trademark holder of Linux, Linus
Torvalds was no overnight success. The seeds of Linux were
planted at the start of this decade. Within a year of learning Unix
and C programming — and picking apart a Unix-like operating
system called Minix — Torvalds began developing the operating
system whose name was adapted from his own. Although Linux did
not introduce the concept of open-source system development...
Linux is the most potent and popular leader of the open-source
movement in 1999."
"Thousands of advocates, users, and programming contributors
from around the world are making Linux's core technology the basis
for systems and applications that advance the concept into the next
Since its first release in October 1991, Linux has evolved to
support nearly all the features of a modern, multitasking,
multiple-user operating system. And the companies distributing it
include a who's-who list of the most innovative and powerful"
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