Padraig Kitterick wrote:
> Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix - wrote:
>> > From: torvalds at klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
>> > Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
>> > Subject: Free minix-like kernel sources for 386-AT
>> > Message-ID: <1991Oct5.054106.4647 at klaava.Helsinki.FI>
>> > Date: 5 Oct 91 05:41:06 GMT
>> > Organization: University of Helsinki
>>>> This makes it happy birthday to the Linux kernel today!
>>>> I think that was version 0.02, although that's the earliest release that
> Linus can pin to a particular date
> (http://www.dina.kvl.dk/~abraham/Linux_Birthday). Aparently, 0.01 was
> released sometime in mid September.
I am agreeing with calling it the birthday for exactly that reason.
There was no "public announcement" just a few of the interested parties
testing stuff with him.
It is generally how people do this kind of madness, test in a small
group if needing a fix do that then shout about it from the tree tops.
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