Allison ajp166 at
Thu Nov 17 06:06:48 CST 2005

>Subject: Re: Minix
>   From: gordonjcp at
>   Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 09:16:21 +0000 (GMT)
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at>
>> The reason I bought Minix in the beginning was that it would run on my
>> PC/XT machine (the only PC I had at the time). And I learnt a fair bit
>> about OSes and enough C to be dangerous by playing about with it.
>Yes indeed
>> 8MB and a 386 is not a small machine!
>8MB and the equivalent of a 386 is getting to be pretty close to a single
>chip these days.
>> Feel like porting Unix V6 (as in the Lions Book)?
>I quite fancy porting Minix to the PDP-11, but I'm sure it's been done

Minix on PDP11, Not that I know of.  It would be interesting.


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