gawa gawa gawa ng mga proposals =)
Also, HAPPY BIRTHDA LINUX...
From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
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, andI'd like to know what features most people would want. Any
suggestions are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)
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 :-(.
Timeline of Linux History
|January 1984||Richard Stallman quits his job at MIT and starts working on the GNU Project.|
|Month unknown||Free Software Foundation, an organization for creating and promoting free software, is founded by Richard Stallman.|
|March 1985||The GNU manifesto, a statement by Richard Stallman advocating the cause of free software movement, is published in the March 1985 issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal|
|August 25 1991||Linus conceives the idea of Linux and announces the project in a Usenet Post|
|September 1991||Version 0.01 is released on the Net|
|January 1992||First Linux Newsgroup: alt.os.linux founded in the UseNet|
|April 1992||Ari Lemmke starts the popular Linux newsgroup comp.os.linux in the UseNet|
|November 1992||Adam Richter announces the release of the first Linux Distribution from his company: Yggdrasil|
|June 1993||Slackware, the famous Linux distribution is released by Peter Volkerding|
|August 1993||Matt Welsh releases Linux Installation and getting started: version 1|
|March 1994||Linux kernel version 1.0 is released|