Linux Journal reports that the Linux operating system turns 17 years old as of the 5th of October.
From Linus Torvalds' original newsgroup posting on Linux:
As I mentioned a month(?) ago, I'm working on a free version of a
minix-lookalike for AT-386 computers. It has finally reached the stage
where it's even usable (though may not be depending on what you want),
and I am willing to ...