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Happy 30th Birthday, Linux!

Happy birthday, Linux! That’s right, it’s been 30 years since 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds made his now-famous announcement on August 25th, 1991 on the comp.os.minix newsgroup, saying that he is working on a free operating system for 386(486) AT clones as a “hobby.”

Well, that “hobby” turned into something massive in only 30 years (how time flies), and Linux now powers almost every smart device around you, including your Android smartphone, Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart assistants, big screen TV, smart fridge, smart lights, and especially your Wi-Fi router. Learn more about Linux’s 30-year history here.