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Default MINIX 3.3.0 is Available Now

From http://www.minix3.org/330.html

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The new version, MINIX 3.3.0, has a number of key features:
  • The system is based on a tiny (12,700 lines of code) microkernel
  • The microkernel handles interrupts and message passing and is the only code running in kernel mode.
  • The rest of the operating system runs as a collection of isolated, protected, user-mode processes
  • Each device driver is a separate user-mode process isolated by the MMU hardware
  • If a driver crashes, the system automatically restarts it, with running applications not even noticing
  • This means that MINIX 3.3.0 is self-healing
  • Userland is largely compatible with NetBSD and runs thousands of NetBSD packages
  • By combining an innovative self-healing research OS with NetBSD userland, we got the best of both worlds
  • Both the clang/LLVM and gcc compilers are available, as well as perl, python, etc.
  • MINIX 3.3.0 is available for both the x86 and ARM Cortex A8 architectures, making it ideal for embedded systems
  • Tools for cross compiling MINIX 3 for the ARM on Linux are provided
  • Ports are available now for the BeagleBoard XM, BeagleBone white, and BeagleBone black
  • Extensive documentation is available in the MINIX 3 wiki
  • The code has been improved over MINIX 3.2.1 in hundreds of ways, leading to a cleaner and more reliable system
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An hour (estimated) to get a downloaded image is ridiculous, it is only 288mb!
Was going to try it, but the project is obviously not interested in getting new users!
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Took me less than 10 minutes.

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I see MINIX has come a long way since I bought Tanenbaum's book a decade ago. That's good!
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So you can run X on Minix I see from the user's guide (X for the new version still to come), but this would be the Vesa driver I assume, or at least have no acceleration, no drm. Also I see no mention of audio. Can Minix play movies and songs?

This isn't meant as criticism, only wondering whether this could be something I could use for my main system unless/until some wonderful soul adds kernel nvidia/nouveau drm support to OpenBSD. Probably not, eh?

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So you can run X on Minix I see from the user's guide (X for the new version still to come), but this would be the Vesa driver I assume, or at least have no acceleration, no drm. Also I see no mention of audio. Can Minix play movies and songs?

This isn't meant as criticism, only wondering whether this could be something I could use for my main system unless/until some wonderful soul adds kernel nvidia/nouveau drm support to OpenBSD. Probably not, eh?
Under hardware requirements, it mentions supporting a small number of audio cards.
Don't know what it can do with them.
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