The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
/MIN-ix/ A small operating system that is
very similar to UNIX. MINIX was written for educational
purposes by Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum of Vrije
MINIX has been written from scratch and contains no AT&T code
-- neither in the kernel, the compiler, the utilities, nor
the libraries. Although copyrighted by Prentice-Hall, all
sources, binaries and documentation can be obtained via
Internet for educational or research purposes.
Current versions as of 1996-11-15:
MINIX 2.0 - Intel CPUs from Intel 8088 to Pentium
MINIX 1.5 - Intel, Macintosh (MacMinix), Amiga, Atari
ST, Sun SPARC.