Operating systems and MINIX

I am going to do a minor about operating systems for the next half year. What i want to learn is how operating systems work from the inside. What is a better way to learn than using MINIX and the book “Operating Systems Design and Implementation”. The MINIX operating system is written for educational purposes mainly. It’s small, simple and well documented. Because our minor should also have a project we decided to work on the MINIX kernel. After some mail conversations with Andrew Tanenbaum, the author of the book and MINIX we have visited him today at the “Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam” (Free University Amsterdam). Because MINIX3 will also be aimed to run on embedded systems, it is wished to make MINIX3 more real-time. We will work on that.

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  1. [...] been working on a real-time Minix 3 distribution as i have posted about a while [...]

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