The first television commercial in the United States was broadcast on 7th December 1930 on WIXAV in Boston, Massachusetts. The commercial was by I.J. Fox Furriers who had sponsored the original radio show on CBS, the video of which the TV channel had telecast.
In the United States, "Linux" has been trademarked by creator Linus Torvalds. He did that only to prevent someone else from making money out of it. Linus Torvalds had named his creation Freax instead of Linux because he found the latter too egoistical! The operating system was named by Ari Lemmke of the Helsinki University of Technology. FYI, the very first version of Linux was released on 25th August 1991. [more...]