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Minix 3.2.1 Released 107

kthreadd writes "Minix, originally designed as an example for teaching operating system theory which was both inspiration and cause for the creation of Linux has just been released as version 3.2.1. Major new features include full support for shared libraries and improved support for USB devices such as keyboards, mice and mass storage devices. The system has received many performance improvements and several userland tools have been imported from NetBSD."
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Minix 3.2.1 Released

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  • Re:Minix+Laptop (Score:5, Insightful)

    by fahrbot-bot ( 874524 ) on Saturday February 23, 2013 @06:34PM (#42991877)

    yeah... just now getting shared lib support? Am I supposed to be impressed, surprised, amused, perhaps scholastically challenged on a theoretical level...?

    Don't be a dick. I first used Minix back in the late 1980s, when it first came out, on an IBM PC/AT. It's great for educational purposes, perhaps even better than Linux/BSD. Any continuing progress on something like this is a good thing.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.