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Monday, September 30, 2019

Linux is named after:

Linux is named after:

  • Linus Pauling
  • Linus van Pelt
  • Linus Sebastian
  • Linus Torvalds 
Linux is named after:


Torvalds was named after Linus Pauling, the Nobel Prize-winning American chemist, although in the book Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, Torvalds is quoted as saying, "I think I was named equally for Linus the Peanuts cartoon character", noting that this makes him half "Nobel Prize-winning chemist" and half "blanket-carrying cartoon character.

Linus Torvalds had wanted to call his invention Freax, a portmanteau of "free", "freak", and "x" (as an allusion to Unix). During the start of his work on the system, he stored the files under the name "Freax" for about half of a year. ... So, he named the project "Linux" on the server without consulting Torvalds



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