“When the Finnish student Linus Torvalds wrote a small PC
program on a lukewarm summer night in his home town of Helsinki in
1991, he had no idea what would one day rise up out of this small
“By 1996, it had grown into a complete operating system: Linux.
And since then, it has become a real alternative to Windows
“One salient advantage of Linux–the operating system and much
of the software that runs on it are free.”
Translation from German by Dwight Johnson.