Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th May 2006 21:25 UTC, submitted by luzr
OSNews, Generic OSes Torvalds has indeed chimed in on the micro vs. monolithic kernel debate. Going all 1992, he says: "The whole 'microkernels are simpler' argument is just bull, and it is clearly shown to be bull by the fact that whenever you compare the speed of development of a microkernel and a traditional kernel, the traditional kernel wins. The whole argument that microkernels are somehow 'more secure' or 'more stable' is also total crap. The fact that each individual piece is simple and secure does not make the aggregate either simple or secure. And the argument that you can 'just reload' a failed service and not take the whole system down is equally flawed." My take: While I am not qualified to reply to Linus, there is one thing I want to say: just because it is difficult to program, does not make it the worse design.
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RE: Communism
by dr_gonzo on Tue 9th May 2006 23:26 UTC in reply to "Communism"
dr_gonzo
Member since:
2005-07-06

People always make the 'looks good on paper' argument with Communism when it holds true for any ideology.

Maybe what's at fault with Linux here isn't a technical matter but rather the failure to manage a proper development process.

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RE[2]: Communism
by ma_d on Tue 9th May 2006 23:39 in reply to "RE: Communism"
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2005-06-29

Books have been written on how to mimick the linux development process because it has proved so effective at producing reliable and flexible code quickly.

Don't go dissing it without backing it up. Also, the term "proper" here brings up some connotations which won't make people want to listen to your ideas ;) .

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RE[2]: Communism
by sdeber on Wed 10th May 2006 07:06 in reply to "RE: Communism"
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2005-07-06

These people either got their brains washed or they have no idea of their own at all.

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