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Your First Kernel

1.X
27% (428 votes)
2.0.x
11% (176 votes)
2.2.x
16% (250 votes)
2.4.x
26% (411 votes)
2.6.x
20% (324 votes)
Total votes: 1589

Another interesting poll

Do you compile your own Linux kernels?

2.4.22 was THE kernel

atang1 wrote:
It has posix and mosix and USB2.0 emulation from scsi.

It has kudzu and bios drivers and others in /dev.

It has KDE and Gnome and Cups.

IIt has DHCP, dhcpcd.

It has Mozilla 1.2 And sylpheed.

2.6.x is for servers of local distributed data priority and ambiguous drivers for devices made of DSPs. Now added realtime threads in 2.6.21.


I second this.
2.4.22 was really THE perfectly working kernel on my computer years ago.

Wink

My first kernel?

0.97 Yaggdrasil. (Can't spell it any more.) This was 92 Stuck it on my desktop in Newmarket and am remembering it from location. Bought the CD's at U of Toronto Bookstores. Put it up against AIX, SCO and Solaris then got the slack diskette set from Walnut Creek.

But in 86 I was trained on System V Berkley 4.2 and wrote code for it. We had a 200meg hard drive. It was about 6 rack units high x 19" wide on a Modcomp then graduated to a VAX 750 with a DEC VT240.

Asta la Vista

My first kernel?

I had to look up Red Hat 5 on Distrowatch. I'm glad someone keeps track of this stuff. I don't even think I knew what a kernel was back then.

I didn't know DW had that info!

My first version of Linux was a boxed publisher's version of Red Hat 5.2 that was on sale at Costco, of all places. (Only time I've ever seen anything Linux-related there.) Kernel 2.0.36.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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