The Linux was invented by Linus Torvalds. In 1991, Linus Torvalds was a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland where he had been using Minix, a non-free Unix-like system, and began writing his own kernel. He started by developing device drivers and hard-drive access, and by September had a basic design that he called Version 0.01. This kernel, which is called Linux, was later on combined with the GNU system to produce a completely free operating system.

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