A desktop computer with a 15 inch monitor and a mouse, labelled "humalluoto".

Photograph by Petri Kutvonen, 2015

[IBM] AMBRA Sprinta 486

This PC (Intel 80486SX @ 25 MHz, 8 Mbytes memory, 100 Mbytes hard disk) was used by Linus Torvalds at the Department of Computer Science 1993-1994 while he was working on the early versions of the Linux kernel. The device is currently on display at the Helsinki University Museum*. The PC name “humalluoto” refers (like all PC names at the time at the CS Department) to a small island in the Helsinki archipelago.