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[2]: My Take
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 10th May 2006 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: My Take"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

Putting it as "my take" looks as if the writer is trying to push his personal opinion down the reader's throat.

I don't really see anything wrong with editorial content, in fact that's the primary reason I read sites like Ars Technica - to get the insight/opinions of people who are much better informed than I.

I will agree that in the past, the "My take:" schtick on OSNews has seemed like a cynical attempt to take a contrarian position and fire people up in the comments area. In this case, though, Thom's comment is pretty reasonable, even if you don't agree with his opinion.

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