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The Design of a Reliable and Secure Operating System by Andrew Tanenbaum
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What is the most used operating system? You might say Windows and then you might remember all those servers and opt for Linux, but either way you would be wrong. And no, it isn't OSX or Android. It is an operating system called Minix, created for educational purposes by Andrew Tanenbaum in the s, which is currently running on all the Intel machines you can think of. This is a strange story that spans quite a few years. Back in the early days of microcomputer, finding an operating system was a real problem. A lot of people wanted to use Unix, but it too was commercial and had a restrictive licence and subject to all sort of legal actions.
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Instead, Linux was created. That has become quite popular, very large, and complicated. MINIX, on the other hand, has remained small and suitable for instruction and example. The book has been revised to include updates in MINIX, which started out as a v 7 unix clone for a floppy-disk only It is now aimed at , , and pentium machines and is based on the international posix standard instead of on v7. Tanenbaum , Albert S. Tanenbaum has a B.
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