LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Posted Jan 18, 2007 16:49 UTC (Thu) by i3839
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The kernel is a bunch of software you're running of about 2 Mb big. Close your eyes, point in an arbitrary direction of stench, and you'll find a big blob unmanagable, buggy bloatware, which is in practice as crucial for using your computer as the OS is.
So all talk about a stable kernel are great, but the real problem lies elsewhere.
I hope that in this time where PCs and handheld consumer devices are converging in functionality, the software developers will recognize how bloated and slow their software is, and do something about it.
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