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Minix 3 Operating System..?

Postby Baran » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:58 am

I've found this information about the new MINIX 3 operating system in the internet, in ur idea it will be successful or not? and pls why?

sry if it is so long :P

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 6000 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 operating system), cannot bring down the entire OS. In fact, most of the time when a driver crashes it is automatically replaced without requiring any user intervention, without requiring rebooting, and without affecting running programs. These features, the tiny amount of kernel code, and other aspects greatly enhance system reliability.

MINIX 3 is initially targeted at the following areas:

Applications where very high reliability is required

Single-chip, small-RAM, low-power, $100 laptops for Third-World children

Embedded systems (e.g., cameras, DVD recorders, cell phones)

Applications where the GPL is too restrictive (MINIX 3 uses a BSD-type license)

Education (e.g., operating systems courses at universities)

MINIX 3 Features

POSIX compliant

Networking with TCP/IP

X Window System

Languages: cc, gcc, g++, perl, python, etc.

Over 650 UNIX programs

Many improvements since V2

Full multiuser and multiprogramming

Device drivers run as user processes

High degree of fault tolerance

Full C source code supplied

Hardware Required

To run MINIX 3, you need a PC driven by a Pentium CPU or compatible. The standard configuration requires 16 MB of RAM. Since the distribution comes on a live CD, you can test it without allocating any hard disk space, but for a hard disk installation, 50 MB is needed as a minimum, 600 MB minimum if you want all the sources.

Current Status

The current stable version of MINIX 3 is 3.1.7. MINIX 3 is a work in progress. It is nowhere near as mature as FreeBSD or Linux right now. Ports to ARM and PowerPC are underway. Various programs and device drivers are being ported, and so on.
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Minix 3 Operating System..?

Postby Stroud » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:04 pm

"I've found this information about the new MINIX 3 operating system in the internet, in ur idea it will be successful or not? and pls why?"


The short reason: It sucks **** through a straw.

The long reason: It lacks both stability and user friendliness, has very poor driver support, its almost impossible to port software to (due to lack of shared library support), the installer was obviously designed by someone who doesn't know what "dependencies" are, it lacks any cohesive goal or purpose beyond being a teaching tool, its on its third complete rewrite, and has almost no developers. Oh, and the performance is bad, too.

In three years, Linux went from being a hobby OS to an enterprise-grade system with thousands of users and hundreds of developers. In ten years, MINIX has gone from a hobby OS with no users and five developers to a hobby OS with no users and six developers. I take this as a sign that MINIX will never gain any real popularity. Perhaps it will have twenty developers by 2045.
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