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Coyotos.org: Debunking Linus's Latest

May 12, 2006, 16:00 (17 Talkback[s])
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"Well, it appears to be 1992 all over again. Andy Tannenbaum is once again advocating microkernels, and Linus Torvalds is once again saying what an ignorant fool Andy is. It probably won't surprise you much that I got a bunch of emails asking for my thoughts on the exchange. I should probably keep my mouth shut, but here they are. Linus, as usual, is strong on opinons and short on facts.

"For those of you who are coming to this late, Andy's article Can We Make Operating Systems Reliable and Secure? appeared in the May 2006 IEEE Computer. Linus's response appeared online (in email). The web-based version of this note provides links to both..."

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