V mimoriadnej tichosti oslávil operačný systém GNU/Linux svoje 15 narodeniny. Bolo to 25. augusta 1991 čo študent Linus Torvalds zaslal do mailovej konferencie takýto oznam:
Hello everybody out there using minix - 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. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things). I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work. This implies that I'll get something practical within a few months, and I'd like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-) Linus (email@example.com) PS. Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(
Možno neprajníci povedia, že linux je ako neovládnuteľný teenager, ale aj on raz dospeje (: Všetko najlepšie.