What would you like to see in minix?


Jul 28, 2009
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From: <[email protected]> (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki

Hello everybody out there using minix -

I&#8217;m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won&#8217;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&#8217;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&#8217;ve currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I&#8217;ll get something practical within a few months, and
I&#8217;d like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won&#8217;t promise I&#8217;ll implement them :)

Linus ([email protected])

PS. Yes &#8211; it&#8217;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&#8217;s all I have :-(.

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