Use Minix….create a free OS?

As we all know, Linus Torvalds created Linux out of his frustration with the lack of features in Minix, a teaching OS meant to duplicate a POSIX-compliant Unix system. Well, as a great followup to Saturday’s Post, why not check out Minux yourself? A new group has begun developing Minix3, in the hopes of getting into a niche somehwere between FreeBSD and Linux: tiny, old computers. All you will need is the VMWare Player and Minux source. Typing root at login gets you in without any passwords. Tinker with Minux3 and tinker with a bit of history. It’s not EXACTLY the version Linux used, but it’s still pretty darned cool!

Author: Eric Mesa

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