/MIN-ix/ A small operating system that is very similar to UNIX. MINIX was written for educational purposes by Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum of Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
MINIX has been written from scratch and contains no AT&T code — neither in the kernel, the compiler, the utilities, nor the libraries. Although copyrighted by Prentice-Hall, all sources, binaries and documentation can be obtained via Internet for educational or research purposes.
Current versions as of 1996-11-15:
MINIX 2.0 – Intel CPUs from Intel 8088 to Pentium
MINIX 1.5 – Intel, Macintosh (MacMinix), Amiga, Atari ST, Sun SPARC.
[min-ee-lab] /ˈmɪn iˌlæb/ noun 1. a small business that develops film and makes prints quickly, often using computerized equipment.
[mingk] /mɪŋk/ noun, plural minks (especially collectively) mink. 1. a semiaquatic weasellike animal of the genus Mustela, especially the North American M. vison. 2. the fur of this animal, brownish in the natural state and having lustrous outside hairs and a thick, soft undercoat. 3. a coat, stole, etc., made of this fur. /mɪŋk/ noun […]
[min-i-kin] /ˈmɪn ɪ kɪn/ noun 1. a person or object that is delicate, dainty, or diminutive. 2. a printing type (about 3½ point). adjective 3. delicate, dainty, or mincing. /ˈmɪnɪkɪn/ noun 1. a small, dainty, or affected person or thing adjective 2. dainty, prim, or affected
- Minkowski space-time
/mɪŋˈkɒfskɪ/ noun 1. a four-dimensional space in which three coordinates specify the position of a point in space and the fourth represents the time at which an event occurred at that point Minkowski space-time (mĭn-kôk’skē) A four-dimensional space-time with no curvature, assumed in the theory of Special Relativity. The curved space-time of General Relativity appears […]