Linus Torvalds with Linux penguin

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Date
2000-10
Photographer
Kammerer, Bernd
Copyright Owner
© Associated Press / Bernd Kammerer 2011
Keywords
Linux; Torvalds, Linus
Object ID
500004391

Torvalds described the first version of Linux in his 1991 M.Sc. thesis at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He posted a USENET message saying, “I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional…).” In 2009, some 10 million computers were running Linux.