Linked by Andy Tanenbaum on Mon 25th Sep 2006 05:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes How often have you rebooted your TV set in the past year? Probably a lot less than you have rebooted your computer. Of course there are many "reasons" for this, but increasingly, nontechnical users don't want to hear them. They just want their computer to work perfectly all the time and never crash. MINIX 3 is a project to develop an operating system as reliable as a TV set, for embedded systems and mission critical applications, but also for future $50 single-chip laptops and general desktop use. The focus is being small, simple, and reliable. Note: This is the last entry for the Alternative OS Contest.
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Why written in third person ?
by jbalmer on Mon 25th Sep 2006 10:08 UTC
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Although MINIX was (and still is) widely used used for teaching operating systems courses at universities, it got a new impetus in 2005 when Tanenbaum assembled a new team of people to completely redo it as a highly reliable system.

When the special contributor is Prof. Tanenbaum himself, why is the article written in third (second??) person ?

Has the article been edited by osnews before publishing?

BTW, a very good article. Enjoyed reading it.

Edited 2006-09-25 10:22

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