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This August 25 marks

30 years since the creator of the open source Linux operating system

, Linus Torvalds, announced for the first time that he was working on new software, which is currently still in force and which was used as the basis for the system. for Anroid mobiles.

Although the release of his code did not occur until September 17, on August 25, 1991, the Finnish computer developer

Linus Torvalds, who was 21 years old at the time

, sent a message through an Internet forum, Usenet.

In this message, Torvalds assured that since April he had been developing a

free operating system "only as a hobby" and that it would not be "great or professional


The developer wrote the system expressly for a PC with an 80386 processor, so they made it stand-alone.

At that time, he was asking the user community for their opinion to help him, and he believed that it could not be ported to other systems and that "

it will probably never be supported by other equipment



than the AT hard drives that Torvalds himself used .


publishing the software in 1992 with an open source license

, the developer community began to work on the system, the use of Linux spread throughout the world, due to the possibility of using it as an embedded system, from computers

to other devices and even the cloud

, with popular distributions like Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu.

Among the operating system's subsequent milestones,

Google used Linux as the basis for its smartphone operating system, Android

, which began development in 2003 and relied on Linux 2.6 as the basis.

In 2005 Google bought Android and introduced the definitive system in 2007. The Android development system is also open source, as was already the case with Linux.

Likewise, in 2019, Microsoft opted for the

integration of Linux into its Windows 10 operating system

with the launch

of the Windows 10 subsystem or 'kernel' based on Linux


It is a tool for developers that facilitates emulation tasks, and it was the

presence of this component natively for the first time in Microsoft's system

, a traditional rival to Linux.

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