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From: tytso@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Theodore Ts'o)
Subject: Explanation of the new group... (and test of mail feed....)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1992 00:43:38 GMT

   LINUX 0.12 is a freely distributable UNIX clone.  It implements a
subset of System V and POSIX functionality.  LINUX has been written
from scratch, and therefore does not contain any AT&T or MINIX
code--not in the kernel, the compiler, the utilities, or the libraries.
For this reason it can be made available with the complete source code
via anonymous FTP.  LINUX runs only on 386/486 AT-bus machines; porting
to non-Intel architectures is likely to be difficult, as the kernel
makes extensive use of 386 memory management and task primitives.

Alt.os.linux is a newsgroup for discussing the development of Linux.
The mailing list currently contains over
400 recipients, and it is melting down from overload.  Thus, the
creation of alt.os.linux is the result of an emergency situation.  The
expectation is that comp.os.linux will be proposed as a new newsgroup,
and when it is created, alt.os.linux will become obsoleted by the new

Like comp.lang.perl, there will be a news <-> mail digest gateway
installed for people on the old mailing who cannot receive Usenet.  It
is expected, however, that the vast majority of the 400+ members of
Linux activists will be reading things via this newsgroup.
Theodore Ts'o                           bloom-beacon!mit-athena!tytso
3 Ames St., Cambridge, MA 02139
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