Minix and Linux (was Re: CBM and Linux (was:Re:MS adopts UNIX))

Minix and Linux (was Re: CBM and Linux (was:Re:MS adopts UNIX))

Post by David F. Sko » Fri, 20 Jun 1997 04:00:00




> I disagree.  Linux was, after all, built from minix.

No.  Linux was started because Linus Torvalds was unhappy with Minix.
The two OS's are quite different internally.  Minix has a
message-passing microkernel, while Linux is a "traditional" monolithic
kernel.

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David F. Skoll