Linus Torvalds durante l'intervento dove mandò a quel paese NVIDIA
Il 25 agosto 1991 nasceva il Kernel Linux per opera di Linus Benedict Torvalds all'epoca studente universitario. Ventidue anni fa Torvalds inviò la storica mail dalla quale prese vita il progetto per lo sviluppo del Kernel Linux. In occasione dell'anniversario ho deciso di omaggiarlo pubblicando la storica email. Eccola :)
From: mailto: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.Fi (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
To: Newsgroups: comp.os.inix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: <mailto: 1991Aug25.205708.9541@klaava.Helsinki.Fi
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 (mailto:
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 :-(.