I was just curious if anyone still use MINIX and for what purposes.

I found this article but it doesn't go in detail about who uses it and for what.


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    If you're looking for the MINIX community, start here. – sr_ Sep 27 '12 at 16:18
  • not necessarily, just curious whether there is any application outside the academia. but thanks – amphibient Sep 27 '12 at 16:24
  • Ask Tanenbaum , he may be........... – perilbrain Sep 27 '12 at 17:33
  • MINIX is very widely deployed if you consider that it is used in the Intel Management Engine on every modern Intel CPU. Just this week, this has surfaced in the spotlight as a possible local security vulnerability on any Intel computer. See this article networkworld.com/article/3236064/servers/… and also for an interesting historical bit from 1992, the Tanenbaum/Torvalds debate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanenbaum%E2%80%93Torvalds_debate – Joshua Huber Dec 13 '17 at 16:24

We (a northern UK University) are considering it as part of teaching Operating Systems to students.

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