Well, once again, I want to thank Catherine Helzerman. Ha! She had made a post called The Complete Concise History of GNU/Linux from digg. I thought I knew most of the story. Basically, Linux was founded by Linus Torvalds. He wanted to make improvements on an older operating system called Minix, but the author declined. Well, who was the original author? None other than Andrew Tanenbaum. He wrote the book for my Modern Operating Systems class that I took in college. Great book by the way….I just had no idea that Minix was his original creation. Very cool.