[SATLUG] Fwd: Happy Birthday Linux

Peter Cross pjcrux at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 18:33:37 CDT 2010


This was posted on the kclug mailing list and thought I'd share :)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Herrmann <kclug at itdepends.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM
Subject: Happy Birthday Linux
To: kclug at kclug.org


From:torvalds at klaava.Helsinki.FI <From%3Atorvalds at klaava.Helsinki.FI> (Linus
Benedict Torvalds)
Newsgroup: comp.os.minix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: 1991Aug25, 20578.9541 at klaava.Helsinki.FI
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki.

Hello everybody out there using minix-

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big
and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has
been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like
any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix; as my OS
resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-sytem
due to practical reasons)among other things.

I've currently ported bash (1.08) an gcc (1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that i'll get something practical within a few months, and I'd
like to know what features most people want. Any suggestions are welcome,
but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)

Linus Torvalds torvalds at kruuna.helsinki.fi


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