Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Jan 2007 18:41 UTC, submitted by Sandro Hartley
OSNews, Generic OSes Andrew Tanenbaum has introduced his latest metric: LFs - Lifetime Failures to describe the number of times software, particularly the operating system, has crashed in a user's lifetime.
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RE[2]: Minix vs Linux
by Ravyne on Fri 26th Jan 2007 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Minix vs Linux"
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//// While the original Linux implimented many of the same features and techniques as Minix//

Not really.//

My understanding was that the original linux was essentially minix compatible, supporting the minix filesystem and binary format - unless thats mistaken I guess the accuracy of my statement depends on your definition of "many" and how much difference you allow for two similar techniques or features to be considered equal.

//// (Torvalds was a student of Tanenbaum at the time of its creation,) //

Are you sure about that? I don't think this is correct. Torvalds and Tanenbaum come from two entirely different European nations.//

Fair enough, I guess I'm mistaken. I recall reading an article that Linus was a student at the time of Tanenbaum's work on Minix, but perhaps it was the wording of the article or the way I read it that led me to believe that Linus was a student of Tanenbaum's.

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