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MINIX authors published an open letter to Intel

via:博客园     time:2017/11/8 0:01:11     readed:85

The world's most popular operating system is not Linux or Windows,But MINIX. All of the Intel processors released in the past decade run a modified version of MINIX 3. A Unix-like operating system developed by Andrew Tanenbaum, a computer science professor, as an educational tool, is built into every new Intel processor. In the past few days a number of media coverage of the news, so that alerted Andrew himself.

He is on his websitePublished an open letter, Emphasizing that he did not directly participate in the project, which had nothing to do with him if the system had a back door (he did not say that it was merely an implication). Andrew Tanenbaum said that MINIX 3 decided to adopt the BSD license in 2000 because businesses did not like the GPL license and thought the GPL would allow them a lot of time and money to modify the code and then offer their competitors for free.

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He said Intel's engineering team approached him a few years ago and asked about a number of MINIX 3 technical issues that required him to make significant changes to MINIX 3 to reduce memory footprint and selectively disable unwanted features. After a brief period of inactivity, the two sides entered radio silence until now media coverage of Intel processors running MINIX 3.

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