Il 5 ottobre scorso Linux ha compiuto 17 anni. Linux Journal ha un bell’articolo che ne ricorda i primi passi, da quando Linus Torvalds scrisse un post con oggetto Free minix-like kernel sources for 386-AT, nel newsgroup comp.os.minix il 5 ottobre del 1991.
Ecco l’inizio di quel post:
Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers? Are you without a nice project and just dying to cut your teeth on a OS you can try to modify for your needs? Are you finding it frustrating when everything works on minix? No more all-nighters to get a nifty program working? Then this post might be just for you 🙂
As I mentioned a month(?) ago, I’m working on a free version of a minix-lookalike for AT-386 computers. It has finally reached the stage where it’s even usable (though may not be depending on what you want), and I am willing to put out the sources for wider distribution. It is just version 0.02 (+1 (very small) patch already), but I’ve successfully run bash/gcc/gnu-make/gnu-sed/compress etc under it.
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