Continued funding for Minix

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 28, 2009 3:24 PM EDT
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The European Research Council will provide an additional 2.5 million euros to fund development of the Minix 3 operating system for a further five years. The funding will bankroll the workPDF of three academics and two developers. The UNIX-like operating system, which emphasises stability and reliability, is the brain child of computer science professor Andrew Tanenbaum. Tanenbaum says that there are fundamental flaws in the design of all current computer systems and that radical change is needed in future designs to achieve necessary levels of stability and security. His goal is to create a system capable of repairing itself in the event of failure.

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One is left to wonder, why? Bob_Robertson 6 1,071 Apr 29, 2009 3:11 PM

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