Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 15:34 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Linux During the roundtable discussion at LinuxCon this year, Linus Torvalds made some pretty harsh remarks about the current state of the Linux kernel, calling it "huge and bloated", and that there is no plan in sight to solve the problem. At the same time, he also explained that he is very happy with the current development process of the kernel, and that his job has become much easier.
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RE[2]: Bloat != ABI problem
by CrLf on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 22:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Bloat != ABI problem"
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And who really needs graphics cards anyways? When Linux is such a roaring success at 1% of the desktop market I can't believe that people still question the unstable abi approach.

Actually, who cares about Linux on the desktop? No matter what it's still stuck at that 1%. The real deal for Linux is, well, everything _but_ the desktop.

The kernel development model reflects this, and the reliability and performance on servers, and the flexibility on embedded devices, is the result. It is a success really.

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