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Old 08-25-2004, 09:06 AM   #1
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Happy Linux Day!

13 Years ago.. this post was made by some dood named linus.

From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: <1991Aug25.205708.9541@klaava.Helsinki.FI>
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 :-)

Linus (
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 :-(."

So happy Linux day!
Old 08-25-2004, 09:19 AM   #2
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Question has anybody read his auto/biography?

I'm currently reading it. It sounds like his childhood was kind of rough. Probably not what most of you would expect.
Old 08-25-2004, 09:24 AM   #3
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I'm in the middle

of reading a good (and rather humorous) Slashdot article/commentary on Linux's Birthday.

Happy 13th!

*gives my Stuffed Tux a hug*
Old 08-25-2004, 09:30 AM   #4
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It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc),
protable... Was this typo also in the original text? I didn't know that.

I've read the biography "Just for the fun". Nice book. Some things sound familiar to me, like the sleeping-programming-eating-programming-sleeping-programming kind of days. Only I never stopped making games. I used to dream about making my own OS in high school (DOS was crap IMO), but once I learned to know Linux, that was no longer necessary.
Old 08-25-2004, 09:38 AM   #5
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wow... humble and modest beginnings.... damn he must be proud of where it is now.... hats off to u Linus... we all owe you a big one...Happy Linux Day!!!
Old 08-25-2004, 10:18 AM   #6
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Vooooooooooooooooooo >>>

CHeers for Linux,

Happy Linux day and Happy Linuxing to u all Linux Day

Old 08-25-2004, 10:30 AM   #7
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Well you live and learn, I never knew the exact date, thanks for postin that trey85stang

Happy Linux Day....
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