Speaking of internet lore, Linux is 25 years old today!
(yeah, it’s a wedding cake, sorry – but all of the photos of cakes featuring Tux on Flickr are “all rights reserved” – what the heck is up with that?)
25 years ago today, Linus Torvalds announced he was working on a free MINIX-like OS:
I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready.
The kernel wasn’t released until September, but the August 25th announcement is considered the birth of Linux.
Linux runs some 96% of the servers on the internet – not bad for a hobby!