Message from discussion What would you like to see most in minix?
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Yeah, seriously, it was such an important decision to start this project. Thanks so much!
Now, I'm having this problem on one of my Linux servers...
On Friday, February 24, 2012 9:40:37 PM UTC-8, jay...@gmail.com wrote:
> 21 Years Later!!
> Thank you Torvalds for Linux!!
> From Fiji
> On Monday, August 26, 1991 6:12:08 PM UTC+12, Linus Benedict Torvalds wrote:
> > 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 (torva...@kruuna.helsinki.fi)
> > 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 :-(.