MINIX 3 and this site
This site supports Minix version 2, through release 2.0.4.
Minix 3.1 was released on October 24, 2005. Much of the information here
will also be relevant to users of Minix 3, but many improvements
have been made. Some information here may not be correct or relevant
for Minix 3.
Additionally, contributed software posted here may or may not work with
In many cases binaries compiled on Minix 2 run satisfactorily on Minix 3.
In most cases, if a binary doesn't work, recompiling a program originally
written for Minix 2 on Minix 3 will be successful.
As feedback is received
information on compatibility will be posted here.
The official Minix 3 website is
Please go there for more information or to download Minix 3.
Minix 3.1 will also be available on a CD-ROM to be distributed with the text
Operating Systems Design and Implementation, 3rd edition, to be
published by Prentice-Hall. This new edition should be available by the end
of December 2005.