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Minix 3.2 Released, Uses LLVM/Clang, SMP, ELF

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Published on 29 February 2012 07:43 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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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 Minix3.org.

Now are you interested in some Minix 3.2 benchmarks? Let us know in the forums.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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