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[5]: Linux needs a design
by CrLf on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Linux needs a design"
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Do you really believe Linux is more successful than Solaris because Linux has no stable ABIs?

Linux is more successful than Solaris because it has a development model that allows for the participation of individuals and companies each with different goals for the final product. Flexibility is a part of that formula, not the only reason, no.

It is said that Windows requires SP1 before the bugs get ironed out. It takes time. What happens if the code gets swapped out for new code all the time? Then new bugs will be introduced all the time. Which makes Linux unstable. This constantly moving target is not good for Linux.

It isn't? It looks like it is working to me. I have had absolutely zero problems on my Linux servers.

And having no overall design does not mean that individual components have no design, or are badly designed or badly programmed.

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