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]: Communism
by Gunblade on Thu 11th May 2006 00:40 UTC in reply to "Communism"
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I like whats best for me. If that so happens to be a microkernel then so be it.

This is why we have competition, but I mean if they are truly better I am still confused as to why they are not prevelant among all the OS's!

Anyhoo, Communism does not even look good on paper. Why would you say that? I think especially that part where you don't own anything, oh and that whole part where it goes against human nature.

Wouldn't it be awsome to actually here linus talk though? I could imagine it now... THATS BULL!

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