Minix 3.2 Released, Uses LLVM/Clang, SMP, ELF
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 29 February 2012 at 07:43 AM EST. 49 Comments
Minix, the open-source operating system built around a unique micro-kernel design that pre-dates Linux, is up to version 3.2 with many changes.

Among the features of Minix 3.2.0 is using LLVM/Clang as the default compiler (GCC remains available), the NetBSD C library, ELF as the default executable format, an a-synchronous multi-threaded virtual file-system, experimental SMP support, FUSE support, the NetBSD boot-loader, ProcFS support, debugging improvements (GDB and core dump support), improved reliability, and many other improvements.

Additional details on Minix 3.2.0 or to download this UNIX-like OS with a micro-kernel, visit

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