This post on the “Methodshop” site, has an image of the Usenet posting that Linus Torvalds did back in 1991. It is quite amazing, because I read this from that newsgroup as it was posted. I remember that! Pretty wild!
“Ever used the Linux kernel or OS before? Even if you don’t currently have Linux installed on your home computer, chances are, something that you use on a daily basis, from the server that hosts your website to your television DVR, is powered by Linux. The open-source Linux operating system started a revolution in computing and is adored by software enthusiasts, power users, hackers and programmers everywhere.
Linux was created as a hobby by a Finnish computer science student named Linus Benedict Torvalds. But did you ever wonder how Linux was ‘announced?’ Linus first told the world about his ‘hobby OS’ on a Google Groups posting on Aug 26 1991 at 2:12 am.”
Look where we are now!