Re: [dev] Operating system choice

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:49:45 +0100

On 21 November 2014 12:07, Alexander Huemer <> wrote:
> In my personal opinion Minix is no foundation to build on. There is a
> reason why Linux Torvalds with his 'hobby project' got much more thrust
> from the community than Andrew. S. Tanenbaum with his professional work.

Not sure if Tanenbaum's minix efforts qualify for 'professional work'.
I do think the reasons why minix did not gain the adoption are more
related to it being less open towards the open source community, and
being controlled by rather academic circles...

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