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The Complete Concise History of GNU/Linux

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There are reams and reams written about the history of Linux umpteen times by many. So why another post on the history of Linux?

I felt that I wouldn't be doing justice if this site dedicated to Linux didn't have atleast one post telling how Linux evolved from a project started by a university student to the robust OS it is now. But as the title indicates, I have kept it really short so that any one can come up-to-date by just glancing through it. To actually know the whole history, you have to go all the way back to 1971.

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