From: Conor Daly (conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net)
Date: Wed 15 Aug 2001 - 15:30:39 IST
On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 11:11:43AM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Mark Kilmartin thought:
> 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)
> Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
> 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 :-(.
Anyone know why Linus used to sign himself "MArk"?
-- Conor Daly <conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net> Domestic Sysadmin :-) --------------------- Faenor.cod.ie 12:52pm up 61 days, 13:10, 0 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 Hobbiton.cod.ie 12:53pm up 61 days, 13:37, 3 users, load average: 0.13, 0.10, 0.05
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