But "real unix" never broke out of the laboratory. Although Sun workstations were the preferred development platform for many engineers, they found no favor in the corporate information systems departments.
This changed in 1991, when a student named Linus Torvalds at the Helsinki Technical University created a small system that looked indistinguishable from Unix, but ran on a standard PC, and gave it away. In a couple of years, Linux swept the world, and by now it has pushed the MacIntosh system from the number two spot behind Windows.
Here are some links to Linux information:
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