[sf-lug] 30 years of Linux to be noted...

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Wed Aug 25 11:09:39 PDT 2021

Hi LUGers.

I picked this up from Usenet.
> First Linux announcement, 25 August 1991.
>    From:torvalds at 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 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 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.

     Linus T. could not foresee what his project would bring.


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