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 +====== MINIX Goals ======
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 +MINIX 3 is a new open-source operating system designed to be highly reliable, flexible, and secure. It is loosely based somewhat on previous versions of MINIX, but is fundamentally different in many key ways. MINIX 1 and 2 were intended as teaching tools; MINIX 3 adds the new goal of being usable as a serious system on resource-limited and embedded computers and for applications requiring high reliability.
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 +MINIX 3 is initially targeted at the following areas:
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 +  * Applications where very high reliability is required
 +  * Single-chip,​ small-RAM, low-power, $100 laptops for Third-World children
 +  * Embedded systems (e.g., cameras, DVD recorders, cell phones)
 +  * Applications where the GPL is too restrictive (MINIX 3 uses a BSD-type license)
 +  * Education (e.g., operating systems courses at universities)
  
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