Gubuntu (Portage in Ubuntu) :)

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Fri Mar 25 12:36:18 UTC 2005

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 13:06:53 +0100, Vincent Trouilliez
<vincent.trouilliez at> wrote:
> > Sami Haahtinen wrote:
> > > +30 years with linux
> >   Man, Linus is older than he admits, or he went early to school. :-)
> Yes... according to the "general info" page on :
> "Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a
> young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
> Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to
> develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards. He began his work in
> 1991 when he released version 0.02 and worked steadily until 1994 when
> version 1.0 of the Linux Kernel was released."
> So, if we take 1994 as the proper starting date, then Linux is about 10
> year old, not 30+ ... that's good news, this means that despite being
> fairly new, it's quite great already, so I am quite confident that in 5
> years or so, it will be really ready for the desktop and will "just
> work" in every area. It's been just about one year since I started using
> Linux full time, so I just have to wait 5 times this again, I shall
> survive... :-)

Linux was quite usable before 1.0. I used it in 1993 and it worked
just fine... for some definition of fine. But it was a whole lot
better than the ms alternative back then :)


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