It is not a joke, but a “small tribute” done by the creator of Linux to honor in some way to one of its competitors in its time. Windows 3.11 for Workgroups was released on August 11, 1993 (will be 20 years old), as an update to Windows 3.1. It definitely left behind DOS commands and user jutted into the world of graphical interfaces. By that time, Linux was also in its early versions.
The tribute of Torvalds to that primitive Windows is not only in the name of Linux for Workgroups, but also includes the new logo: the penguin characteristic of Linux, holding a banner with the old logo of Windows 3.1. Continue reading “Linux for Workgroups: The tribute to Linus Torvalds to Windows 3.11”