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March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of Linux

Aug 25, 2011, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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.

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