Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tanenbaum Vs. Linus debate time again ...

A bit dated, nonetheless ...

For those of you who are familiar with or have heard of the famous "Microkernel Vs. Monolithic kernel" debate between Tanenbaum (Computer Networks book fame) and Linus (creator of Linux), here's some interesting fodder.

Original Debate: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/appa.html

Debate Time again, featured @ http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/06/05/10/0439246.shtml?tid=190

Recent Trigger:
Linus: http://www.realworldtech.com/forums/index.cfm?action=detail&id=66630&threadid=66595&roomid=11
Tanenbaum reply: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/reliable-os/

Interesting related reads:
Earlier Tanenbaum writeup defending Linus: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/brown/
Followup: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/brown/followup/

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