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SubjectRe: These guys can't spell Linux ;)

>>Didn't 'Linux' originate from a mis-spelling of Linus' name when his first
>>account on some box in Helsinki Uni was created /home/linux/?
>It was because the ftp admin did not like the original name "freex" so he just
>renamed it to something that suited him well.

Correction to myself: "freax". Search google for "linus torvalds ftp admin
freax" and maybe add 1991 or 1992 to the list of keywords.

Jan Engelhardt
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