Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Nov 2011 11:25 UTC, submitted by moondevil
OSNews, Generic OSes You all know MINIX - a microkernel operating system project led by Andrew Tanenbaum. The French Linux magazine LinuxFr.org has an interview with Andrew Tanenbaum about MINIX' current state and future. There's some interesting stuff in there.
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RE[3]: Comment by peteo
by kragil on Mon 21st Nov 2011 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by peteo"
kragil
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XNU is not a microkernel and a million posts by AFs will not change that. Sure some parts of XNU were based on MACH (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach_kernel) long ago, but combined with all the FreeBSD stuff Apple ended up with something that is defintely not a microkernel. It is even more a monolith than it is a hybrid. The difference between KFreeBSD and XNU is not that great.

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