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From:torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Message-ID: 1991Aug25, 20578.9541@klaava.Helsinki.FI
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki.
Hello everybody out there using minix
- I'm doing a (free) operating system (justa 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 anyfeedback on things people like/dislike in minix; as my OS resembles it somewhat(same physical layout of the file-sytem due to practical reasons) among otherthings.
I've currently ported bash (1.08) an gcc (1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that i'll get something practical within a few months, and I'd liketo know what features most people want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I won'tpromise I'll implement them :-)