|Multitasking:||Multitasking with paging/swap|
|Architecture:||Originally 8086 was cross-platform.|
Minix is a small microkernel based operating system for teaching OS concepts in colleges. Over its life it has been ported to various CPU types and platforms, but as time has gone on it's always come back to the Intel 8086 platform.
The current version is 3, which can be found at the official Minix web site minix3.org.
In the past 1.5x releases Minix supported:
- Atari ST
- 8086 See Installing Minix 1.5 for the 8086 for more information.
- 80386 (With Bruce Evans patches)
This is the release that interests me most, as it not only supported the most platforms, it was for a while the only cheap way to get a *NIX like OS onto your PC before the rise of Linux, and of course Linux was originaly built from Minix, and used its filesystem and device nodes..
The root password is buried in the book but for my sake...
- ast Wachtwoord
- root Geheim
I'm trying to track down the Bruce Evans Minix-386 stuff.