Where to Get Minix and Minix Info
Revised 17 February 2005
Q: Where can I get Minix, (or information about Minix, or software for
A: The following duplicates information available on this site
in other places, and is probably not complete, but I think it will be helpful:
Obtaining the Minix Operating System
Minix 3 has been available since October 2005.
Minix 3 is available from
the minix3.org site
in the Netherlands.
Minix 2.0.* releases
Minix 2.0.0 is distributed on a CD-ROM included with the text
Operating Systems Design and Implementation, 2nd ed.,
by A. S. Tanenbaum and A. S. Woodhull (Prentice-Hall, 1997). The CD-ROM
includes documentation in several formats including HTML and PostScript,
formatted listings (as they appear in the text) and Minix versions for
SPARC, the Bochs emulator for X-Windows, etc.
The complete Minix 2.0.0 distribution as on the CD-ROM
1996), as well as the later 2.0.3 and 2.0.4 releases can be found online at
The Minix 2.0.0 distribution for Intel platforms only can be found here:
There have been enhancements to Minix since the publication of the
book and the release of Minix 2.0.0.
Minix 2.0.2 was released in December 1998
Minix 2.0.3 was released in May 2001.
Minix 2.0.4 was released in November 2003. Kees Bot calls this a
"mid development expert-only snapshot." Please read
the announcement of Minix 2.0.4
for an explanation.
Newer releases are available at these sites:
Older versions of Minix are also available on the net:
Minix-vmd, a customized version of 32-bit Minix supporting virtual memory and
the X-Window system, is available at:
Contributed software for Minix 2.0.0 and experimental add-ons can be found
There are also archives of the mailing list and the newsgroup:
Go to the
Minix archives page
on this site for more information
Q: How about Minix documentation?
Q: Are there other Minix web or ftp sites?
A: Check out this site's
page, listed below. And let me know if you learn of others that I should
add to the list.
Q: How about non-English language sites?
A: I have listed a few such sites in the
translations of Minix info
section of the
page. I suspect there are more, and I will add them when I hear of them.
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