Neste mesmo dia, há 20 anos atrás, Linus Torvalds anunciou que havia desenvolvido um OS baseado no Minix e pedia contribuição da comunidade para adicionar funcionalidades.
Desde então o kernel Linux, integrado ao ambiente GNU, se tornou uma força considerável no mundo da tecnologia, seja ela web, desktop, server, mobile, não importa.
O GNU/Linux está presente na vida de muita gente inclusive na minha. Uso Linux, somente, há 3 anos. Meu computador não tem Windows e não utilizo qualquer software proprietário.
Como diz Richard Stalman: “Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer.”
From: Linus Benedict Torvalds (torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI)
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Newsgroups: comp.os.minixDate: 1991-08-25 23:12:08 PST
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 :-)
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 :-(.