Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2007 20:46 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux KernelTrap offers an informative look back in time at the November 1991 release of the 0.10 Linux kernel, continuing their historical series of articles about the early beginnings of Linux. Quite entertaining is a quote from Linus Torvalds talking about when he accidentally deleted the Minix partition that he was developing Linux from, causing him to make Linux usable for more than just reading and posting to newsgroups. The article also discusses the creation of the linux-activists mailing list, offering browsable archives of that first Linux discussion forum, full of interesting gems. And finally it describes the first Linux distribution, MCC Interim, which was created and used by the University of Manchester to teach C programming and UNIX.
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Heh
by predictor on Sun 12th Aug 2007 10:39 UTC
predictor
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2006-11-30

Well, this shows that Linus' word is not gospel. He made a lot of silly comments and tons of design f--kups for others to clean up.

That said, boy, that's one clever dude.

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RE: Heh
by porcel on Sun 12th Aug 2007 19:38 in reply to "Heh"
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2006-01-28

Design is evolutionary and synchronous with the hardware and functional loads of the time.And remember, that Linux wasn't started to create an enterprise operating system. That sort of happened by accident.

Originally, it was a kernel to run on cheap x86 hardware.

People's learning is also evolutionary. Finally, point me out to any place where I can check on your ability to write a kernel at the same age when Linus started Linux.

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