Linux 0.01: “porting is impossible”

Linus TorvaldsLoyal reader, Jeff, shared this article from the Kernel Trap

It’s a historical summary of the release of Linux 0.01.  The article contains the original release notes and early exchanges from the comp.os.minix newsgroup.

When one considers how successful Linux has become and the wide variety of platforms that Linux runs on, I thought theses quotes from Linus were particularly funny:

“Simply, I’d say that porting is impossible.  It’s mostly in C, but most people wouldn’t call what I write C.”

“…just a hobby, won’t be big and professional…”

Odd, there is no mention of penguins 🙂