Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 16:07 UTC, submitted by Kishe
Linux "The news of Con Kolivas, a Linux kernel developer, quitting that role, along with an interview in which he explains why, could and should make loud noises around the Free Software community which is often touting GNU/Linux as the best operating system one could use, and not just because of freedom you have with it. In the interview he says certain things which should cause tectonic shifts in the mindset that we have all been having. Why didn't we realize these things before? As you can see, the article intrigued me quite a bit, and got me thinking about a better way forward for the Free Software OS. I'll go through some of the basic points that he makes and lay out one possible solution and its implications. However, take this article as just a discussion starter." My take: I have been advocating splitting the Linux kernel up (desktop, server, embedded) for years now.
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RE[2]: Desktop is about GUI
by Savior on Thu 26th Jul 2007 17:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Desktop is about GUI"
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Also, thom holwerda, you advocate micro kernels (that is, a kernel that performs as little as possible and let userspace do the rest), and you also advocate creating a desktop-specific kernel? I fail to see how those two points of view aren't opposed.

Ever heard the name "BeOS"?

Don't confuse the aim (performant desktop) with the underlying technology (kernel type, for instance). It's like asking "you advocate vegetarianism, but also want to eat good food; are you crazy?". No... Indians have done that for many years.

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