PCLinuxOS – Rolling on a river

Linus Torvalds announced the arrival of the Linux kernel in 1991 to comp.os.minix with the news that “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like GNU) for 386(486) AT clones.”

Though GNU/Linux is now ubiquitous within the enterprise it is easy to forget that much of the innovation and inspiration behind free software still comes from communities of individuals for whom GNU/Linux is “just a hobby”. The contributions of these communities are as important to the popularisation and development of GNU/Linux as the developers employed by IBM or Red Hat.

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