"This version has a lot of corrections, and is stable at least on my machine," noted Linus Torvalds in the 0.11 Linux kernel release announcment, "I /hope/ every known bug is fixed, but no promises (and all unknown bugs are still there, probably with reinforcements ;-)". The 0.11 kernel was released on December 8th, 1991, gaining demand loading, the
fdisk utilities, improved floppy drivers, a console that could generate beeps, support for US, German, French and Finnish keyboards, and settable line-speeds for the com ports (instead of having them hard-coded to 2400bps). Noticeably lacking was support for SCSI, an init/login system (Linux 0.11 booted into a root bash prompt), and paging to disk:
"Although I have a somewhat working VM (paging to disk), it's not ready yet. Thus linux needs at least 4M to be able to run the GNU binaries (especially gcc). It boots up in 2M, but you cannot compile."