Fact #6: While Linus was serving as in the Finnish military — doing ballistics calculations — he bought a copy of Andrew Tanenbaum’s Operating Systems: Design and Implementation. This book described Minix — a simplified educational version of Unix — and opened Linus’s eyes to the Unix philosophy.
Linux is 25. Yay! Let’s celebrate with 25 stunning facts about Linux.
Quincy Larson
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I had this book and still have it. Brilliant book! Read it so long ago but used so little of it day to day (it’s not every day you write an OS) that I feel some retro revision coming on soon. Thanks for the memories on this one.

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