Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 22:40 UTC, submitted by LinuxFan
Linux Continuing their historical series looking at the early Linux kernels, KernelTrap is discussing the 0.02 and 0.03 kernels released in late 1991. Though the actual source code has been lost to time, the article offers an interesting collection of emails by Linux creator Linus Torvalds about his new operating system, 'for hackers by a hacker.' Version 0.02 was the first usable release, gaining the ability to run programs such as gcc if compiled on Minix. Version 0.03 fixed buffer-cache issues that made it possible to compile gcc from Linux. Interestingly enough, at this point Linus thought of Linux as a short-lived project saying, "wait for Hurd if you want something real. It's fun hacking it, though (but I'm biased)."
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RE[2]: Name problem...
by ValiSystem on Sat 4th Aug 2007 18:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Name problem..."
ValiSystem
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It's Ari Lemmke, the ftp server admin, who choosed the name, see around min 16 for the full story (Linus and Ari themselves)
http://www.archive.org/details/codename_gnu_linux

Code Name linux is quite good by the way, far from perfect, but good.

[edit: oops, the video has a german translation, i saw the french one, i don't know if a full english one exists]

Edited 2007-08-04 18:59

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