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    original linux thread

    thought some of you might be interested in this
    From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
    > Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
    > Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
    > Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
    >
    >
    > 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 (torvalds@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 :-(.

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    Don't suppose you have the whole thread? I'd love to read it!

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    ok, just googled...this link may be of interest.
    http://www.li.org/linuxhistory.php

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    http://groups.google.es/groups?hl=es...va.Helsinki.FI
    There's (at least part of) the thread.
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