Message from discussion need opinions on minix book
From: "R. O'Connor" <r...@ibm.net>
Subject: Re: need opinions on minix book
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Mike Redrobe wrote:
> Hi Julian Robert Yon ,
> >Mike Redrobe wrote:
> >> >It's *the* book, but it only covers Minix v1
> >> >IIRC, the second edition (Tanenbaum and Woodhull) of OS: D&I
> >> >covers Minix v2
> >> ..the second edition no longer includes the CD (with minix source code).
> >> (At least not here in the UK)
> >> Mike
> >I bought the second edition 2 days ago in paperback form - it came with
> >the CD (Minix 2). So it does exist in the UK...
> Yup, I had to order it from a bookshop, their 'puter database didn't mention a
> cd, so she rang up the publisher (who also siad it didn't include a cd)
> I ordered it anyway, and when it arrived it had a CD in the back (and even a
> CD logo on the front- doh)
> 'tis an excellent book.
I've seen somewhere the claim that the 2nd ed. has a lot of inaccuracies WRT the
source for 2.0. If so, are they significant? And are errata available with
corrections? Any other comments on the value of the book for learning OS theory
with application to Minix?
Rory O'Connor: r o o c o n n A T i b m D o T n e t (put 'em
together for my email addr.)