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LinuxWorld Australia: Tanenbaum Outlines His vision for a Grandma-Proof OS

Jan 24, 2007, 16:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Dahdah)

"'Is software reliability important? Ask your grandma,' says operating system guru Dr Andrew Tanenbaum.

"When consumers go to buy an electrical appliance such as a TV or stereo they expect to bring it home, plug it in and see it work. And it is exactly what happens--for years on end. But not so with computers, even though it should, says Tanenbaum, author and Professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit in Holland..."

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