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http://www.thelinuxblog.com

I reckon we should go into a brief, “Readers Digest” version of the history of Linux. Linux as we know it was developed in 1991 by Linux Torvalds based upon the GNU code written by, or at least announced by, Richard Stallman in 1983. Just knowing that dispels the myth that Linux is based upon Unix as GNU stands for “Gnu is Not Unix.” This often leads to the use of the term GNU/LINUX. Ok, moving on.

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can.axis

5 years 37 weeks 49 min 6 sec ago

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Linux and the GNU Project

«...So Linus decided to pop a little of MINIX and a little of GNU into the system and create his own, non-commercial OS he entitled “LINUX.” ...»

Yet another wrong story :(

See "Linux and the GNU Project" for more information ;-)

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technoshaun

5 years 36 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago

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Groklaw has it right

Groklaw has a much more accurate and very complete history. This one is just plain wrong.

It isn't about it being free. Rather, its about the freedom it brings.

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Ubuntu87

5 years 36 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago

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What is this nonsense..??

>>Linux as we now it was developed in 1991 by Linux Torvalds based upon the GNU code written by, or at least announced by, Richard Stallman in 1983. Just knowing that dispels the myth that Linux is based upon Unix as GNU stands for “Gnu is Not Unix.” This often leads to the use of the term GNU/LINUX. Ok, moving on.<<

This is utter nonsense..
It seems as thought this guy has never read any history.
Or maybe it's just another FUD attack..?