History of Linux: The Timeline



1992 “Linux is obsolete”

Operating system genius and one of the founders of Minix, Andrew Tannenbaum thrashed Linux commenting that the operating system to be “obsolete.” Later on in another heated up discussion, Torvalds, as a reply to the question, claimed that “If the GNU kernel [another attempt to create a free Unix-like operating system] had been ready last spring, I'd not have bothered to even start my project: the fact is that it wasn't and still isn't. Linux wins heavily on points of being available now."

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1993: Enter Slackware Linux

Even though there were Linux distributions such as MCC and Yggdrasil, Patrick Volkerging’s Slackware is still considered to be the first broadly successful Linux distro and its still being updated and used today.

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