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Xinu ("Xinu is not unix") is a small, academic operating system to teach the concepts of operating systems to students. Developed at Purdue University by Dr. Douglas E. Comer in the early 1980s for the LSI-11 platform, it has now been ported to a variety of platforms.

Embedded Xinu is an update of this project which attempts to modernize the code base (to ANSI-compliant C) and port the system to a modern architecture (specifically the MIPS architecture), while keeping the original goals of teaching operating system concepts to students.