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MINIX 3.1.2-B2 Released March 29, 2006

Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.

Andrew Tannenbaum has released this new version.  The most important part of this release is that it has the X Windows system.  Many have criticized Tannenbaum for his lack of interest for not taking MINIX this far in the first place but it seems he has had a change of heart.

For those in the unknown:  The Minix Homepage


 Interesting Hardware requirements

Hardware Required

To run MINIX 3, you need a PC driven by a 386, 486, or Pentium CPU or compatible. The standard configuration requires 16 MB of RAM. An 8-MB version is also available, but it is slower due to a smaller buffer cache. Since the distribution comes on a live CD, you can test it without allocating any hard disk space, but for a hard disk installation, 50 MB is needed as a minimum, 600 MB minimum if you want all the sources.



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