Posts Tagged ‘Minix’

Console scrollback

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Trying out Minix 3 in VirtualBox lead to a very unpleasant surprise: no console scrollback. What a complete waste of time to use an operating system that comes with a console that doesn’t scroll. This reminds me of NetBSD, where you have to recompile the kernel in order to get a scrolling console. Or use window, tmux or screen to achive such basic funtionality. Hello? We are not in 1970 anymore, at the beginning of the Unix epoch. In 2012 this is a bug, not a feature. Today,  you can run Unix on microcontrollers.