Driver updating with linux
In March 1995, Linux kernel 1.2.0 was released, with 310,950 lines of code.
By September 1991, version 0.01 of the Linux kernel was released on the FTP server (ftp.funet.fi) of the Finnish University and Research Network (FUNET). In October 1991, version 0.02 of the Linux kernel was released. This version was the first to be self-hosted as Linux kernel 0.11 could be compiled by a computer running the same kernel version.
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.
On 21 July 2011, Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel 3.0: "Gone are the 2.6.
Tanenbaum argued that microkernels were superior to monolithic kernels and that therefore Linux was obsolete.