March of the Penguin: Ars looks back at 20 years of LinuxThe Linux kernel was originally created by Linus Torvalds, a Finnish computer science student, and first announced to the world on August 25, 1991—exactly 20 years ago today. At the time, Torvalds described his work as a "hobby" and contended that it would not be "big and professional" like the GNU project. But the Linux kernel turned out to be one of the most significant pieces of open source software ever developed. From Freax to Linux While it's easy now to take the name "Linux" for granted, Torvalds had modestly rejected the idea of naming the new kernel after himself, instead calling it Freax. The original 0.01 release of Linux could not actually run. The earliest versions of the Linux kernel source code were published under licensing terms that made the software free to use and to redistribute for non-commercial purposes. The UNIX landscape at the birth of Linux At the start of 1991, GNU was waiting for CMU to determine if it could release Mach under a suitable software license.
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ListOfOpenSourceProgramsList Of Open-source Programs (LOOP) for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems What is the LOOP list? This is a list of the best open-source applications that run on Windows. Feel free to edit this list and add any programs that meet the criteria below. Instructions: Tell all your non-Linux friends and family about the LOOP list. Rules for adding programs to the LOOP list: Must be open-source. Communication Email Client = Thunderbird Compare to: Microsoft Outlook IRC Client = X-Chat 2, Bersirc Compare to: mIRC Universal Instant Messaging Client = Pidgin (formerly Gaim), Miranda IM Compare to: Trillian Web browser = Firefox, Chromium Compare to: Microsoft Internet Explorer Voice Over IP = QuteCom, Ekiga Compare to: Skype Engineering EDA = KiCad Compare to: Eagle Numeric Computation = SciLab Compare to: MatLab Educational Financial Games Productivity Management Misc Audio Drawing Other Video Security Software Development Utilities Content Management Database File Server Messaging Web These applications are awesome!
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