Minix


Europe funds secure operating system research

From IDG News Service (Jeremy Kirk)
A Dutch university has landed a European Research Council grant to continue work on a Unix-type operating system that aims to be more reliable and secure than Linux or Microsoft Windows. The €2.5 million (US$3.3 million) grant will fund three researchers and two programmers, said Andrew S. Tanenbaum, a computer science professor at Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands.
Tanenbaum developed Minix [minix3.org], an operating system based somewhat on Unix that has a small code base and implements strong security controls. Read the full story [itworld.com]

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