Debian updating kernel
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.
At the time, the GNU Project had created many of the components required for a free operating system, but its own kernel, GNU Hurd, was incomplete and unavailable.
At the time, only even numbered version releases were production releases.The y is incremented as minor patches are released within a major version release.The initial success of the Linux kernel was driven by the support of programmers and testers across the world.Unlike traditional monolithic kernels, device drivers in Linux are easily configured as loadable kernel modules and are loaded or unloaded while running the system.This subject was revisited on , Linux kernel 1.0.0 started a standard v.x.y versioning system for the kernel, where x represents a major version release.