The emergence of Internet of Things and embedded devices is contributing highly to the proliferation of operating systems (OS) and the latest addition to the list of OS is Minoca – an open source OS. IoT is a highly changeable marketplace and you need really “lightweight” OS that can support devices. Minoca is a general purpose open source OS which is devised to save power, memory, and storage considerably. It is tailor-built for feature-rich embedded devices and possesses the high-level functionalities that users insist from an operating system.
According to Evan Green, Minoca Corp CEO, the unique feature of Minoca is that it offers a combination that supports POSIX or Portable Operating System Interface. Minoca does not really require POSIX but extends support for those who need. POSIX includes a set of benchmarks stipulated by the IEEE Computer Society which ensures the compatibility of OS.
What makes Minoca a unique OS?
- Modular in nature- Avoids the necessity to maintain a separate kernel fork
- Lean with a unified power management architecture and more battery life
- Open Source and flexible- You can avail custom builds from Minoca Team
- Portable- Leverages existing applications so that there is little or need to port
- System Support- Support offered by architects and developers who wrote Minoca
Generally, the effects of an OS on the software ecosystem fail to get noticed. This is because the impact of OS on the software market is indirect, though it is primary. Minoca is definitely a fresh approach towards designing operating system and is also a motivation for OS developers and engineers to come up with novel approaches. You can check out the new Minoca open source OS on the Minoca corporate website.
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