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operating system (MinT is not TOS - a recursive acronym) A
range of computers. MiNT was originally based on a port of
BSD to Atari ST computers by Eric R. Smith. MiNT gave the
Atari access to BSD's many network applications. A short
(1992-94) romance between MiNT and Atari Corp., who decided
to convert the system to the MultiTOS kernel, produced a
unique TOS/Unix hybrid, which provides simultaneous access to
both GEM and BSD application libraries.
Since MiNT is MultiTOS's kernel, it has kept all the features
described above and, if an AES replacement is installed, it
can show you a new face of MultiTOS. Unlike MultiTOS however,
MiNT is based on a different file system, that is faster and
more flexible than TOS's. Furthermore, thanks to the network
support, MiNT allows an Atari to be an Internet server
that can still run GEM and TOS applications! This has won
MiNT many devotees ("MiNTquisitors"), making it the main
competitor for ASH's MagiC.