Re: 286

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Jun 23 1999 - 23:09:10 CEST

On Wed, Jun 23, 1999 at 04:57:37PM +0200, Gerhard Thimm wrote:
> As I know is MIMIX just a study from Andrew Tannenbaum, Nederlands. Ok,
> it looks like Unix, but... The development stops 10 years ago.

MINIX inspired Linus Torvalds, the Linux creator. If somebody are
interested on the Linus Torvalds vs A. Tannenbaum battle, can do
some searching on the net. I've read, time ago, a nice document with
a set of emails extract from comp.os.minix, about the question
"monolitic kernel" (Linus) vs. "microkernel" (Tannenbaum).
Oh Gog, Tannenbaum was in right, I think!

Anyway, MINIX is dead because was not free.

> Why, who is using a 286 today?

I'm with you: many company, around the world, trash thousand of old


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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