​Linus on Linux's 25th birthday – ZDNet

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TORONTO — It’s been twenty-five years since Linux began. Today, we’re living in a world where Microsoft has embraced Linux and everything — and I mean everything — depends on Linux. It didn’t start that way. It began as a small project without any great ambitions.

Linus Toravlds LinuxCon Toronto

Linus Torvalds celebrated Linux’s 25th birthday at LinuxCon in Toronto. (Image: The Linux Foundation)

In a series of interviews, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, and I talked about Linux’s origins.

SJVN: What’s Linux real birthday? You’re the proud papa, when do you think it was? When you sent out the newsgroup post to the Minix newsgroup on August 25, 1991? When you sent out the 0.01 release to a few friends?