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    The post that started the revolution!

    Message-ID:
    1991Aug25.205708.9541@klaava.helsinki.fi
    From: torvalds@klaava.helsinki.fi (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
    To: Newsgroups: comp.os.inix
    Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
    Summary: small poll for my new operating system

    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

    Any suggestions are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)

    Linus



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    oh yeah ... and [gloworange]****[/gloworange] Microsoft
    i\'m the guy who bitched out a girl about writting poems in General Chat... Now everyone thinks I hate women and that I\'m gay ... live and learn ... hehe

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    Nice bit of nostalgia, don't see why it is hidden.. oh, and if you are really intent on "****ing Microsoft" as you so elequently put it, wear a condom.

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    ya y do u call this a hidden post . and i'll do ur os as soon as i get my old computer fixed

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    and i'll do ur os as soon as i get my old computer fixed
    tejaswyappalla , do you know who Linus Torvalds is ?

    Btw nice info, always nice to read up some interesting history...
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    nice progect....... linus ist he the 1 who started linux... I am not sure tho.......

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    I feel all nostalgic! *wipes a tear*

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    You that old GG ? (j/k)
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    There was a site a while back that had the post made into stickers, so you could plaster them all over your room, dorm, neighbors car, local MS savvy computer store. Heh. Cool Post!!
    [shadow]Prepare ship for ludicrous speed![/shadow]

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    I saw that post for my project on Linux last year. Quite fun actually. Although I learned basically nothing. To bad, it was a lot of work. It perhaps was that first post that started it, but there was a follow up post by the other guy in Europe telling Torvalds that he would fail him because of the monolithic kernel. The he[the other guy] got flamed by Torvalds supporters and Linux was born.
    -BASH me please-

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    For the linux noobs:

    If you haven't read the history of linux, you may want to check that out.

    It is pretty intersting.

    http://ragib.hypermart.net/linux/

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