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'''MINIX''' is a free [[Unix]]-based operating system designed by [[Andrew Tanenbaum]] in 1987.<ref>[http://minix3.org MINIX 3 website]</ref> MINIX later inspired [[Linus Torvalds]] to design [[GNU/Linux|Linux]].<ref>[http://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/comp.os.minix/wlhw16QWltI comp.os.minix LINUX-MINIX discussion]</ref> Its latest stable release is 3.2.0 and developer snapshot is 3.2.1.<ref>[http://www.minix3.org/download/index.html MINIX3 download page]</ref> Although originally designed as a hobby of Tanenbaum, it was later released as [[open source]] and is now developed by contributors.<ref>[http://git.minix3.org MINIX3 Git project page]</ref>
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'''MINIX''' (from Mini and Unix) is a free [[Unix]]-based operating system designed by [[Andrew Tanenbaum]] in 1987.<ref>[http://minix3.org MINIX 3 website]</ref> MINIX later inspired [[Linus Torvalds]] to design [[GNU/Linux|Linux]].<ref>[http://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/comp.os.minix/wlhw16QWltI comp.os.minix LINUX-MINIX discussion]</ref> Its latest stable release is 3.2.0 and developer snapshot is 3.2.1.<ref>[http://www.minix3.org/download/index.html MINIX3 download page]</ref> Although originally designed as a hobby of Tanenbaum, it was later released as [[open source]] and is now developed by contributors.<ref>[http://git.minix3.org MINIX3 Git project page]</ref> A key difference between MINIX and Linux, is the fact that MINIX uses a microkernel, instead of a monolithic kernel, so that in theory, Minix would be more portable than Linux, across different processor architectures.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:14, 20 February 2013

MINIX (from Mini and Unix) is a free Unix-based operating system designed by Andrew Tanenbaum in 1987.[1] MINIX later inspired Linus Torvalds to design Linux.[2] Its latest stable release is 3.2.0 and developer snapshot is 3.2.1.[3] Although originally designed as a hobby of Tanenbaum, it was later released as open source and is now developed by contributors.[4] A key difference between MINIX and Linux, is the fact that MINIX uses a microkernel, instead of a monolithic kernel, so that in theory, Minix would be more portable than Linux, across different processor architectures.

References

  1. MINIX 3 website
  2. comp.os.minix LINUX-MINIX discussion
  3. MINIX3 download page
  4. MINIX3 Git project page