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The 0.11 Release

Sep 14, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"'This version has a lot of corrections, and is stable at least on my machine,' noted Linus Torvalds in the 0.11 Linux kernel release announcement, 'I /hope/ every known bug is fixed, but no promises (and all unknown bugs are still there, probably with reinforcements ;-).' The 0.11 kernel was released on December 8th, 1991, gaining demand loading, the mkfs, fsck and fdisk utilities, improved floppy drivers, a console that could generate beeps, support for US, German, French and Finnish keyboards, and settable line-speeds for the com ports (instead of having them hard-coded to 2400bps). Noticeably lacking was support for SCSI, an init/login system (Linux 0.11 booted into a root bash prompt), and paging to disk..."

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