When did you first use Linux?
Apr 11, 2009, 18:02 (22 Talkback[s])
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"Linux got its start in 1991 with Linus Torvalds'
famous Usenet message announcing that he was working on "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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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