Message from discussion Minix Case Study?
From: et...@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Michael Black)
Subject: Re: Minix Case Study?
Date: 13 Sep 2007 23:50:11 GMT
Organization: The National Capital FreeNet
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James (jamez.clay...@gmail.com) writes:
> Concerning the technical aspect of Minix, does anyone know what is
> keeping it out of the server market? What would it take to help meet
> Minix's goal of being used as a general purpose OS? Any ideas would be
Look at it from the other angle, what appeal does it have to use
it for such things?
Linux is around, and even real Unix. Neither hard drive space nor
ram is a problem these days, so "I need something smaller" is hardly
Linux is far more common, which means most of what you want already
exists and it's really easy to find people familiar with it, and find
books and tutorials.
WIth all that, there has to be some incentive to go against that
flow and use Minix. Find that incentive, and you've got your