MINIX is a microkernel based UNIX like operating system developed by Tanenbaum starting 1987. Use this tag for the original MINIX and seldom used MINIX 2, for MINIX 3 (which almost only shares the name with the original project) use [minix3]
MINIX was developed by Andrew S. Tanenbaum while working at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (NL). The system is described in the study book "Operating Systems: Design and Implementation" published by Prentice Hall ( ISBN: 0136373313) in the 1987 edition.
Minix3, developed starting 2006 shares little more than the name with the original MINIX project and has a different set of goals.