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Linus Torvalds

Work with Linux started in 1991, 25th of august 1991 by a student from Finland. His name is Linus Torvalds.

He didn't know at that time that he would start an industry revolution.

Linus.png Linus Torvalds the creator of Linux.

Linus Torvalds wrote the following message to comp.os.minix news group:

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
Organization: University of Helsinki

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 ( 
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 porbably never will support anything other than
AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.

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