Last Updated on: 5th November 2023, 04:29 pm
Web site: minix3.org
Desktop environment: EDE, JWM
Based on: independent
The last version | Released: 3.4.0rc6 | May 9, 2017
Zobacz po polsku: MINIX
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.