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Project Summary

MINIX 3 is a new open-source operating system designed to be highly reliable, flexible, and secure. It is loosely based somewhat on previous versions of MINIX, but is fundamentally different in many key ways. MINIX 1 and 2 were intended as teaching tools; MINIX 3 adds the new goal of being usable as a serious system on resource-limited and embedded computers and for applications requiring high reliability.

This new OS is extremely small, with the part that runs in kernel mode under 4000 lines of executable code. The parts that run in user mode are divided into small modules, well insulated from one another. For example, each device driver runs as a separate user-mode process so a bug in a driver (by far the biggest source of bugs in any OS), cannot bring down the entire OS.

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ash education microkernel operating_system_kernels

In a Nutshell, MINIX 3...

BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Project Security

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44 Other
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30 Day Summary

Apr 19 2024 — May 19 2024

12 Month Summary

May 19 2023 — May 19 2024

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