MINIX 3: A Reliable and Secure Operating System
Andrew TanenbaumProfessor of Computer Science
Wednesday, January 05, 2011|
4:30pm - 5:30pm
1690 Beyster Bldg.
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About the Event
Most computer users nowadays are nontechnical people and have a mental model of what they expect from a computer based on their experience with TV sets and stereos: you buy it, plug it in, and it works perfectly for the next 10 years. Unfortunately, they are often disappointed as computers are not very reliable when measured against the standards of other consumer electronics devices.
Andrew Stuart "Andy" Tanenbaum is a member of the faculty of the Department of Computer Systems, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He is best known as the author of Minix, a free UNIX operating system, and for his computer science textbooks. He was born in New York City and raised in White Plains, NY. He received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his doctorate from UC Berkeley. Currently, he teaches courses about Computer Organization and Operating Systems. He is well recognized for his texts on computer science, which are famous as standard texts in the field, including "Computer Networks," "Operating Systems: Design and Implementation," and "Structured Computer Organization."
Contact: Steve Crang
Open to: Public