Linux turns 20 today….

Wow 1991 was so long ago.  I didn’t get pulled into Linux until the summer of 1992 (0.12 I think?), but wow I’ve sure had my ups & downs with Linux but it certainly had a major impact on everything we do.  Even if it is ‘kind of fringe’ it is in all kinds of things all around us all over the place.  No doubt the whole 20 year thing has been covered pretty much everywhere.

You would be kidding yourself if you have used anything on the internet and not had any interaction with a Linux machine in some manner.  Heck even this blog runs on a Linux VM.

While Linux 0.10 may have been the first ‘usable’ version to many, 0.11 is the first version that has been preserved.  I had even did a Qemu bundle of 0.11 that oldlinux.org had put together as I find Qemu runs Linux better, and of course faster than Bochs.

So here we are and I thought I’d update the Qemu and add in a personal favorite this time…

Download it from sourceforge.

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What is there to tell? I've loved UNIX like things since I was first exposed to QNX in highschool (we had the Unisys ICONS!), and spent the better time of my teenage years trying to get my own UNIX... I should have bought Coherent in retrospect.. Anyways latched onto Linux in 1992, and then got some old BSD admin books and have been hooked on the VAX BSD & other big/ancient things since...!

8 thoughts on “Linux turns 20 today….

    • Glad you’ve liked it! I’ve spent way too many hours on it.. lol

      It is kind of funny what came out of a challenge to run Netware on Qemu then into being able to run Xenix on modern machines via emulation….!

      I just wish I’d been more active with it….

  1. Hmm that may be worth some playing around with.. There is a tweaked version of Minix386 that’ll boot on Qemu/Bochs so the original gcc 1.40 toolchain would be available…

    • Linux 0.11 is very runnable as it still has boot/root diskette images.. and it is what my image is. I’ve tried to boot a 0.10 kernel and I just get sudden reboots… 😐

      • Wouldn’t know. Haven’t had time to play with the old stuff since a try to get ELKS booting from virtual HDD without using boot floppy. So I put my computer archeology efforts down for some time. But not forever. 🙂

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