Minoca Is A New GPLv3, General Purpose OS
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 1 November 2016 at 03:36 PM EDT. 11 Comments
Released as a Halloween treat yesterday was Minoca, a new open-source (GPLv3) operating system designed for general purpose tasks, features a POSIX-like interface, and takes a modern design approach.

Minoca is a GPLv3 OS and has been in development the past few years with a "lean, maintainable, modular" design that's compatible with existing software. It's opkg package manager ships with a range of existing software. The developers started on it in a few years ago since "it had been over 25 years since the major operating systems had been written. 25 years is a long time to accumulate baggage, not to mention the leaps and bounds by which the hardware has evolved during that time."

Minoca is event-driven, preemptible, SMP-ready, and network capable. Minoca supports x86 and ARM systems so far.

More details via the announcement at MinocaCorp.com while the code is hosted on GitHub.
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