From: Baldwin_James at domain emc.com
Date: Wed 15 Aug 2001 - 11:21:55 IST
If he only knew then was he knows now!
P.S> Anyone notice the lame use of the name 'Linus' for one of the hackers
in the film 'Swordfish'.. Bah to the script-writer!
From: Mark Kilmartin [mailto:mrk at domain renre-europe.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 11:12 AM
To: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] 10th Birthday.
Are we planning anything to celebrate the 10th birthday of Linux.
This is coming up on the 25th of August.
This is the day which Linus first mentioned Linux in the following mail.
From: torvalds at domain klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: <1991Aug25.205708.9541 at domain 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-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).
I've currently ported bash(1.08) and 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 would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)
Linus (torvalds at domain kruuna.helsinki.fi)
PS. Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.
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