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Linux kernel

The nucleus of the Linux operating system. The Linux kernel, which was developed by Linus Torvalds, was integrated with software from the GNU Project and other sources to create the actual Linux operating system. See Linux, GNU/Linux and kernel.
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Torvalds named his first version of the kernel Freax, but the sysop who posted the files to FTP servers at Helsinki University of Technology renamed it Linux in honor of Torvalds.
Dr Steve Walker, Art Business Loans and John Street, Freax Adventures
The winning team will receive a prize and a year's free membership to Freax Canoe Club.
He soon decided that in order to realise the full potential of this new software, which he first called Freax but was to later rename Linux, he would enlist the cooperation of like-minded enthusiasts by posting his work for free downloading on-line via the internet.
Oar-some: John Street FREAX instructor, Cllr Penny Holbrook, Jack Dromey MP, Sergeant Simon Hensley and club member Kieran Lyons.
Recycling trading operaation Jericho receives pounds 50,000, while Cycle Chain and Freax were each awarded pounds 15,000.
Freax, an outdoor adventure organisation, will use the pounds 15,000 to appoint a development manager to support the organisation in generating new business, sustaining existing relationships and managing staff.
All situated within Greater Birmingham, the three recipients are Jericho, which received pounds 50,000, and Cycle Chain and Freax, which were each awarded pounds 15,000.
FREAX, based in Birmingham Nechells, is an outdoor adventure organisation providing affordable, fun and challenging experiences to disadvantaged children, young people and adults from Birmingham.
However, free@last now runs an adventurous activity business called Freax and the dads' group, Dads Do It Too!, offers training and advice to other organisations around the country.
Kieran Lyons successfully applied to Starbucks Youth Action and secured pounds 2,500 for Freax Brookvale Canoe Club, based in Stockland Green's Brookvale Park.
Crest of wave: John Street Freax instructor, Coun Penny Holbrook, Jack Dromey MP, Sergeant Simon Hensley and club member Kieran Lyons.