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 has an interview with Andrew Tanenbaum about MINIX' current state and future. There's some interesting stuff in there.
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"*hehe* not always the best technique makes the race.
Writing code for a microkernel with a clear message based interface is for most programmer a very different paradigm from what they are used to.
So, you get more guy working the old way, but it does not prove it is the better way.
BTW: Most embedded RTOSs could be seen as micro-kernels and there are a lot around. Far more then Linux installations !


For what now ?
* "best technique" Classic example: betamax <-> VHS
* embedded RTOS: well known ┬ÁKernel: QNX (Neutrino as kernel), others like OSE (RTOS + middle ware) or SCIOPTA (RTOS + middle ware) can IMHO also be seen as OS with ┬ÁKernel.

All those (can) have memory protection and use message passing as IPC.

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