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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Linux is practical
by zimbatm on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 04:24 UTC
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There is more than a reason why Linux is successful, but one of them is for being practical. Microkernel design took much longer to crystallize so that it wouldn't have race conditions and be efficient. Linux got implemented much faster and gained component separation later, and where it matters, that is on the driver side. By the way, Linux supports replacing the kernel on the fly since many years, and it's called kexec.

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