This page explain how Redox was influenced by other operating systems.

Plan 9

This Bell Labs OS brings the concept of "Everything is a File" to the highest level, doing all the system communication from the filesystem.


The most influential Unix-like system with a microkernel. It has advanced features such as system modularity, kernel panic resistence, driver reincarnation, protection against bad drivers and secure interfaces for process comunication.

Redox is largely influenced by Minix - it has a similar architecture but with a feature set written in Rust.


The most performant and simplest microkernel of the world.

Redox follow the same principle, trying to make the kernel-space small as possible (moving components to user-space and reducing the number of system calls, passing the complexity to user-space) and keeping the overall performance good (reducing the context switch cost).


This Unix family included several improvements on Unix systems and the open-source variants of BSD added many improvements to the original system (like Linux did).


The most advanced monolithic kernel and biggest open-source project of the world. It brought several improvements and optimizations to the Unix-like world.

Redox tries to implement the Linux performance improvements in a microkernel design.