Posted by aronnirmal
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.
Linus Torvalds, 25 August 1991 on comp.os.minix (original message)
The first version of Linux Kernel Was released on September 17 1991 and uploaded to an FTP server by Linus Torvalds in Helsinki. That early iteration consisted of a mere 10,239 lines of code.
Fast-forward to the present day, where the Linux kernel 2.6.35 contains more than 13.5 million lines of code, and controls gadgets, devices and instruments you might never have expected.