Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Nov 2011 11:25 UTC, submitted by moondevil
OSNews, Generic OSes You all know MINIX - a microkernel operating system project led by Andrew Tanenbaum. The French Linux magazine LinuxFr.org has an interview with Andrew Tanenbaum about MINIX' current state and future. There's some interesting stuff in there.
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by peteo on Mon 21st Nov 2011 12:35 UTC
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2011-10-05

But as we sadly know, the best doesn't always win. Ah, it rarely does.

The best isn't microkernels, but OS's running managed code (Single address space OS's). All the benefits from microkernels, without any of the many downsides (intramodule complexity being #1)

Not that it is likely to "win" in the short run, but it's clearly the way of the future.

Edited 2011-11-21 12:36 UTC

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