|(operating system)||MINIX - /MIN-ix/ A small operating system that is
very similar to UNIX. MINIX was written for educational
purposes by Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum of Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.|
MINIX has been written from scratch and contains no AT&T code -- neither in the kernel, the compiler, the utilities, nor the libraries. Although copyrighted by Prentice-Hall, all sources, binaries and documentation can be obtained via Internet for educational or research purposes.
Current versions as of 1996-11-15:
MINIX 2.0 - Intel CPUs from Intel 8088 to Pentium
MINIX 1.5 - Intel, Macintosh (MacMinix), Amiga, Atari ST, Sun SPARC.