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How did Linux get its name?

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Linus Torvalds, the inventor of Linux, first wanted to call it "Freax", a combination of "free", "freak" and the unix-typical "x". But the directory for his code on the main mirror then was called "Linux", a combination of is given name and the unix-x. That's how Linux got its name.

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