Updating a firmware to format the nokia pc suite
Despite the limited functionality of the early versions, Linux rapidly gained developers and users.By September 1991, version 0.01 of the Linux kernel was released on the FTP server (ftp.funet.fi) of the Finnish University and Research Network (FUNET). In October 1991, version 0.02 of the Linux kernel was released. This version was the first to be self-hosted as Linux kernel 0.11 could be compiled by a computer running the same kernel version.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).However, the interface between the kernel and loadable kernel modules (LKMs), unlike in many other kernels and operating systems, is not meant to be very stable by design.and it's supported up to six years depending on version.He started with a task switcher in Intel 80386 assembly language and a terminal driver.
Linux rapidly attracted developers and users who adopted it as the kernel for other free software projects, notably the GNU Operating System.
Day-to-day development discussions take place on the Linux kernel mailing list (LKML).
The Linux kernel is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2), In April 1991, Linus Torvalds, at the time a 21-year-old computer science student at the University of Helsinki, Finland, started working on some simple ideas for an operating system.
It is NOT portable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.
[...] It's mostly in C, but most people wouldn't call what I write C.
The Linux kernel is an open source monolithic Unix-like computer operating system kernel.