Re: The history of the Linux OS

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Tue, 01 Dec 1998 18:35:34 -0500

In message <>, Steven Roberts writes:
| > But we don't. 0.99.14, for example, is noticeably missing from the list --
| Interesting... at first when I saw that 0.99pl14 was missing, I thought
| it was the C++ kernel release...
| was 0.99pl13 the C++ compiled one then? I remember Linus did it for one
| and only rev...

I think C++ experimentation came later --- g++ was well known to be unusable
in the 0.99 days. IIRC it was somewhere in the 1.1 series (my memory
suggests one of the 1.1.4x, and that the attempt actually lasted through
three point releases, but my memory isn't the most trustworthy thing on the
planet :-) that it was attempted.

brandon s. allbery	[os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
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carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			 KF8NH
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