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Old 05-18-2004, 08:28 AM   #1
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Minix


Hey
Its nearly summer now and that means I'll have time to start a new project. I've made myself a LFS build this year and after learning more about the origins of Linux i'm just thinking about tinkering with MINIX.

Is anyone still playing around with MINIX ? And would you recommend it as a useful learning experience or could my time be better spent getting to know the Linux kernel better ?

Thankyou please
 
Old 05-18-2004, 11:20 AM   #2
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I am stunned by all the different versions of Unix there is
http://www.minix.org/
 
Old 05-18-2004, 11:46 AM   #3
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Yeah, I tinkered with Minix in my OS class at college. Apparently they are still doing new releases of it, too
 
Old 05-19-2004, 11:36 PM   #4
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what kind of ataris will minix run on?
 
Old 05-19-2004, 11:40 PM   #5
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Okay, WTF is a DellLinux? It's not a distro... that I know. And with SuSE 9 - why use another?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 08:42 AM   #6
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delIlinux with an I not two L 's and yes it is a distro. And quite obviously if I am running SuSE it is not on an Atari...why did you even bother to post?
 
Old 05-21-2004, 05:36 AM   #7
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Check the links at the very bottom of the page for ataris:
http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/getting_minix.html

But anyway i guess that not many people are still playing with MINIX which is interesting since at one time it was more popular than Linux. I think ill try it anyway, it was good enough for Linus . . .
 
Old 05-21-2004, 11:12 AM   #8
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Andy Tanenbaum says that there is still a good amount of interest in Minix for what it is intended (i.e. as a simple implementation of Unix for students to learn on) and the main Minix website still gets around 1000 hits a week.

See The Register article
 
Old 05-21-2004, 02:33 PM   #9
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I am running minix in 16 bit mode on a 286 datatrain "portable" computer that I found in a trash bin behind a thrift store. It is the only os open-source or otherwise that I could find to run on this hardware.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 06:49 PM   #10
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Re: Minix

Quote:
Originally posted by darkRoom
...Is anyone still playing around with MINIX ? And would you recommend it as a useful learning experience or could my time be better spent getting to know the Linux kernel better ?...
Yes, and Yes!
Check out Minix From Scratch

EDIT: Never mind It seems to have died a tragic death.

Last edited by shotokan; 10-18-2005 at 08:23 PM.
 
  


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