Há 20 anos, Linus Torvalds escreveu o seguinte texto quando anunciou ao mundo o seu kernel Linux:
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 :-(.
Mal sabia ele que, passados estes anos, o seu sistema operativo (ou kernel, como alguns, incluindo eu, lhe chamamos) seria usado em toda a espécie de equipamentos: computadores, telemóveis, routers, televisões, etc, etc, etc.
Nota: obrigado a quem me alertou para o erro nos anos