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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 ?
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 . . .
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.
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.
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 ?...