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Linux is an Unix-like computer operating system (OS) whose underlying source code is freely available to the public. Linux was first developed in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, then a 21-year old computer science student at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

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UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
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Linux is a registered trademark owned by Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other areas.

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