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[6]: Communism
by bryanv on Wed 10th May 2006 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Communism"
bryanv
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2005-08-26

you make it hard. Very hard indeed.

That's what I told my girlfriend last night.

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RE[7]: Communism
by tomcat on Wed 10th May 2006 18:07 in reply to "RE[6]: Communism"
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2006-01-06

That's what I told my girlfriend last night.

It's not what you TELL her. It's what you SHOW her. ;-p

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