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[4]: Communism
by rcsteiner on Wed 10th May 2006 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Communism"
rcsteiner
Member since:
2005-07-12

Why not go a step further and declare MS Windows the best Operating System EVER!

It is! Just ask Microsoft. As one of the most successful software companies on the planet, they must be right.

Right?

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RE[5]: Communism
by rcsteiner on Wed 10th May 2006 22:34 in reply to "RE[4]: Communism"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

My apologies for not including a large red sign warning "sarcasm". I guess the moderators didn't get it. :-)

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