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This is slightly incorrect, the first Linux released was written from scratch and was free of Minix code.
However, Linus devlopment platform was Minix, and he built Linux by using Minix as a "scaffold", replacing each part of it by its own code.
A difference too is that Linux is (only) a kernel, while Minix is a whole Unix like environment.
Well, quite the opposite.
Torvalds was strongly disagreeing with Tanenbaum's design philosopy, both technically, Minix micro-kernel vs Linux all-in-one approach, and openness, Minix wasn't released under an Open Source license, at that time at least.
Of course, it can be said that both Minix and Linux share the same design pattern, being both Unix clones.
do you have a copy of example.txt(.gz??) for minix ??
they mentioned increasing the size of *buffer cache* , setting ram disk to 0 and more processes in *config.h* and rebuilding a the kernal ... this is for minix 2 though ...