Linus Torvalds released the Linux kernel on 5th October 1991. Linux is a free Unix-like operating system created by Torvalds.
FYI, the original name of the O.S. was Freax. It was changed to Linux by Ari Lemmke without consulting Linus Torvalds.
Ed Krol's book, "The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog", was probably the first popular book about the new medium. It was published in 1992 and selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most significant books of the 20th century. [more...]