Since childhood, the boy was a little bit different, did not want to be associated with anyone and was not interested to play with others. His Father tried a lot to make the boy a bit social but all efforts were in vain. The boy has his own way. But no one else can understand or not, Linus's talent only but his grandfather.
Professor of statistics at the Helsinki University of Finland, gave this boy a personal computer - "Commodore VIC Twenty". Linus was so happy getting his first personal computer of his life! But after working with a small computer program, the happiness disappeared within a few days. Then there was no other way, Linus himself sat down to write the program.
The guy who change the thinking of the programmer
Richard Matthew Stallman
Birth of new operating system
In 1991, when Linus was a second-year student of Helsinki University has bought a personal computer of IBM Intel 386 processor. This presser was much better than Intel's previous processors. that time the MSDS operating system was available with IBM. Linus was not happy with the use of MSDS, because it did not have the capability to fully use Intel's 386 processor. Linus wanted to use a more powerful UNIX operating system. Another reason was that he was accustomed using Unix in his university. So the convenience of work it would be good to have same operating system on his PC. He tried to get Unix but he gave up when he saw that Unix was worth $ 5000!
Linus then try for Minix. Minix was like UNIX operating System which was authored by Andrew Stuart Tanenbaum. It was just like was a small clone of Unix, but not completely cloned. The professor used to use Minix to explain the inside of the operating system when he was taking classes of his students. Minix's code was somewhat open. At that time, anyone who bought the book "Operating System: Design and Implementation" by Professor Tanenbaum, could get the 12000 lines code of Minix's. Although the whole code was not open, at that time it was lucky to get partial code of an operating system. But there was a problem, there was no license to change the code of Minix. Moreover, it was not just a tool to teach students, it is not what the whole operating system. Anyway, Linus bought one of those things. Then, after analyzing, he realized that the operating system was not appropriate to meet his needs. After that, Linus took a big decision . That Linus by himself will make an operating system. Again, from zero, on the basis of Minix and Unix, a completely new operating system!
For the text-based user interface, Linus added GNU compiler (GCC) created by Stallman for compiling & the GNU bass shell by setting up a rough framework, Linus wants to tell everyone in the Minix user group about his new operating system. He thought maybe some may even help him in this regard. With hesitant, he posted the following historical email group:
Linus never imagined that his hobby-based operating system would make a huge difference in the world.
On September 17 of that year, Linus released the first version of its operating system 0.01. Gradually the others continued to gather. They downloaded the OS and modify it to their own version and then sending the modified version to Linus. His new operating system was growing. The first official version 0.02 was release on 5th October of the same year. Another mail from Linus:
Version 0.03 was release in a few weeks. Version 0.10 was release in December of that year. In this way, Linux is going to continue.
The Linux Trail
However, the name “Freaks" was not like by Erry. He left the code on FTP server in a folder named "Linux". The simplest thing is that Linux's name comes from the head of "Linus's Unix". The name of the name is now known as the name was not the actual name, which is actually the name of the folder to download it.
Andrew Stuart Tanenbaum
Tanenbaum once said to Linus that at the beginning of the creation of Linux: "I still think in 1991 that to design a monolithic kernel means necklace work. You're lucky that you are not my student, otherwise you would never get more grades from me for such a bad design." Not only that, Tanenbaum called it "absolutely outdated”. Professors like Tannenbaum were gigantic at the time of the talk. At that time man like Tannenbaum were treated very fearfully. But he was wrong about Linux.
- 'The History of Linux.'
- 'Linux History' www.livinginternet.com
- 'What is Linux?' Linux Training Academy
- 'A Brief History of Linux' O'REILLY
- ' History of Linux' Wikipedia
- Textbook: 'Sohoj Ubuntu Sikkha' by Adnan Kayum