1991 – Linus Torvalds mentions in a message on comp.os.minix with the simple question:
What would you like to see most in Minix
This is the official announcement of the Linux project. Of course Ari Lemmke named it Linux after a while, in which would be adopted as the official name. Linus first wanted to name it “Freix”, which meant Freek Unix.
This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for August 25
- Apple Powerbook 5300
- Yahoo and ET partner
- Broadcom purchases AMD’s Digital TV services
- Netflix debuts on iPhone