Happy 29th Birthday To Linux

Our lovely operating system Linux is turning 29 today so we will like to wish a very happy birthday to the Linux.

August 25th, 1991, the day Linus Benedict Torvalds made this famous announcement on the comp.os.minx newsgroup regarding the Linux.

Happy 29th Birthday To Linux

His historic announcement on that day:

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…@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 :-(.


Meanwhile, a large part of the Linux community tends to celebrate the birthday ion October 5th, when the first public release was made.

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