MINIX

MINIX

Web site: minix3.org
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Others
Desktop environment: EDE, JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: independent
Wikipedia: MINIX
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 3.4.0rc6 | May 9, 2017
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MINIX – an open source and standalone operating system from the Unix family.

The system was created in 1987 for the i386 class machines. It was written by Andrew Tanenbaum of Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. It was an addition to his book Operating Systems: Design and Implementation.

The system was created for educational purposes, most of its code was published in the above-mentioned book.

From version 3.x, Minix is also designed to support embedded devices.
Linus Torvalds started working on the Linux kernel inspired by the Minix system.

Minix is available under the BSD license, which allows for its free modification and distribution.

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