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[3]: Think different
by renox on Wed 10th May 2006 21:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Think different"
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>I am bored of stupid conversations about how superior AmigaOS was 20 years ago (granted, it was)

Depends on how you measure superiority, having one application crashing could crash the whole OS if memory serves, I hardly call this superior.

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RE[4]: Think different
by nii_ on Thu 11th May 2006 13:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Think different"
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Indeed, but wasn't that because the AmigaOS originally came out for release on the 68000 processor which didn't have the supporting hardware to support the initially developed Predecessor to the released AmigaOS?

The 68000 was a pretty basic CPU.

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