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: Tanenbaum again is wrong
by allanregistos on Thu 24th Nov 2011 08:00 UTC in reply to "Tanenbaum again is wrong"
allanregistos
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2011-02-10

The single biggest issue with microkernels - slight performance hits - has pretty much been negated with today's hardware, but you get so much more in return: clean design, rock-solid stability, and incredible recovery.

But as we sadly know, the best doesn't always win. Ah, it rarely does.


Thom, I need an evidence: Give me an example of a pure, microkernel OS (not hybrid: as per Tanenbaum's design)that was in use in production systems.

If you can't provide that, then Linus' stance on microkernel is true: "Good in paper, rarely usable in practice." We have an evidence for this, just download Minix and install it anywhere you like, and tell us the usability experience with it.

I will bookmark this date, and then wait for five years or more if the Minix will become the next big thing in smart devices.


I concede that I might be wrong here.
I am interested to test Minix as an OS hobbyist(I am not a OS developer or any of that low-lever language user).

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