Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Was Born

How Linux was born, straight from the horses mouth. cool

Linux was my working name, so in that sense he didn't really name it, but I never wanted to release it as Linux. Linux was a perfectly good working name, but if I actually used it as the official one people would think that I am egomaniac, and wouldn't take it seriously. So I chose this very bad name "Freax," for "Free Unix." Luckily, Ari Lemmke used this working name instead. And after that he never changed it.