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Would you rather buy a car with the hood welded to the chasis ! An operating system is what controls a computer but finding out how it does so is a lot harder than looking at the engine of a car. This year is turning out

 
to be an extraordinary one for computing. Perhaps not a very enjoyable time for the richest man on the planet.

The story of Linux is one of the great fables of computing yet it begins as recently as 1991. That was when Linus Torvalds, a 21-year-old student at Helsinki University, decided to write his own computer operating system. Only a nerd would try; most folk buy their computers with the operating system already installed. And only a master nerd would succeed. But Linux is not just another operating system. It is the outcome of a completely different philosophy, which has made its author into such a cult figure. Torvalds did not copyright his computer code so as to receive payment for his work. Instead, he published it on the Internet and invited other programmers to improve on it and to send their results back to him. By e-mail, of course.

Linux therefore was and remains a free program. Anyone can use it without charge, on condition that any improvements they make are also uncopyrighted and freely available. The nerds of the world took up Torvalds’ challenge. Of Linux today, only about 2% was written by the master himself, though he remains the ultimate authority on what new code and innovations are incorporated into it.
Last Update: Jan 2003

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