Don't make me laugh
Posted Nov 17, 2011 22:08 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum (LinuxFr.org)
Parent article: Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum (LinuxFr.org)
As for Linux replacement - it's not likely to happen until we start caring about security seriously. Then something like Microsoft Singularity is going to happen :)
Microsoft singularity is chimera even worse then microkernel. While microkernel assumes that you care about security enough to tolerate slowdown from additional indirection at least it's architecture makes some sense: you have this tiny piece of code which can be verified and reviewed and everything else is compartmentalized to reduce risk. Microsoft Singularity architecture instead have this huge blob of code which includes extremely complex algorithms (quite literally PhD-level complex) which is supposed to bring security to the system. Will never work. Java plugin (not "uberscary Flash") is leader in contamination reports for a reason, you know.
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