Ago 27

Linux compie 22 anni

Ad annunciarlo è lo stesso Linus Torvalds in uno suo post su Google+

In occasione dell’imminente release del Kernel 3.11-RC7 , Torvalds utilizza parole simili a quelle che scrisse 22 anni fa quando , in uno user group , annunciava che stava lavorando ad un nuovo sistema operativo, appunto inux.

Era il 25 Agosto 1991 quando nel gruppo di discussione USENET comp.os.minix annunciava la nascita di Linux versione 0.01 con questo messaggio :


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 (torv…

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 :-(.