What Is MINIX 3?
MINIX 3 is a free, open-source, operating system designed to be highly reliable, flexible, and secure. It is based on a tiny microkernel running in kernel mode with the rest of the operating system running as a collection of isolated, protected, processes in user mode.
Learning More about MINIX 3
MINIX 3 Features
- POSIX compliant with a NetBSD userland
- Open source, with a BSD license
- Networking with TCP/IP
- X Window System
- Languages: C, Perl, Python, etc.
- Over 650 UNIX programs
MINIX 3 won a grant from the European Research Council for € 2.5 million to further research in highly reliable operating systems. Due to its modular nature and fault tolerance, it is easy to use it as a basis for operating systems research or for a product.Read more