I’ve been piddling wid Linux for about 26 of those years, especially heavy piddling for the past 43-months, and Jack M. Germain recently said “plenty of corporate devices run Linux operating systems.

  • Devices like ‘desktop computers, servers, laptop computers, personal digital assistants, MP3 players, tablet computers, mainframe computers, printers, routers, switches, hubs, portable storage devices, digital cameras, cell phones, smart phone, multi-functional devices, and any other electronic device that creates, stores, processes, or exchanges state information.

Not a popular Desktop/Laptop OS, but an excellent ‘Sidekick’ OS for the more popular Windows OS. My Muse recently provided me wid that new description of Linux – Thanks Muse!

Happy 31st Birthday, Linux!:

While some don’t recognize August 25th as Linux’s birthday, I do. It was on August 25th, 1991, when 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds made his now-famous announcement on the comp.os.minix newsgroup that he’s working on a free operating system for 386(486) AT clones, just as a “hobby.”

He probably never dreamed that the so-called “hobby” turned into something of mass proportion and Linux is now basically everywhere around us, from Android smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, smart assistants, and smart fridges, to big screen TVs, satellites, and airplanes.

The Announcement? Here:

Hello everybody out there using minix –
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. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).
I’ve currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work. This implies that I’ll get something practical within a few months, and I’d like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I won’t promise I’ll implement them 🙂
Linus
PS. Yes – it’s free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. It is NOT portable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that’s all I have :-(.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!