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It's the anniversary of the first day the world heard about it...

Post by darknetmatrix » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:30 am

Posted August 26, 1991 in comp.os.minix:

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@kruuna.helsinki.fi)

PS. Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. It is NOT portable (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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Re: It's the anniversary of the first day the world heard about it...

Post by Arco Polo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:41 pm

Great post!
Thank you.

Probably the nicest thing I have read from Linus. :)


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