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Tanenbaum Talks MINIX, Linux
on Mon 21st Nov 2011 11:25 UTC, submitted by
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
on Thu 24th Nov 2011 08:00 UTC in reply to "
Tanenbaum again is wrong
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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