Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th May 2006 10:15 UTC, submitted by Andy Tanenbaum
OSNews, Generic OSes And no, the microkernel debate is not over yet. In a reply to various comments made over the past few weeks, Andy Tanenbaum has written an article to address these. He first clearly states he respects and likes Torvalds, and that "we may disagree on some technical issues, but that doesn't make us enemies. Please don't confuse disagreements about ideas with personal feuds." The article states: "Over the years there have been endless postings on forums such as Slashdot about how microkernels are slow, how microkernels are hard to program, how they aren't in use commercially, and a lot of other nonsense. Virtually all of these postings have come from people who don't have a clue what a microkernel is or what one can do. I think it would raise the level of discussion if people making such postings would first try a microkernel-based operating system [...]. Has a lot more credibility."
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sean batten
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2005-07-06

Yes, such people aren't generally big fans of any site like this or Slashdot, where the unwashed hordes are experts in subjects on every specialty (including those outside of computing) because they're big-time IT hotshots.

Sheesh, who is this "Get a Life"...???

As least they're contributing to the technology debate All you've done is bang on about the style of the posting and berate people because they've mentioned someones name but don't know them personally.

Perhaps you should read some of the articles linked to from this site and add some valid wasting everyones time with your lame postings. It's ironic that your life describes exactly what you need to get... :-)

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