Really? At lwn.net things are usually a little more substantiated than this rather thin attempt at trolling. You might want to read this sentence on the comment page:
> ''Please try to be polite, respectful, and informative, and to provide a useful subject line.''
While I would agree that the usefulness of Minix is limited given its 20+ years of development and the same applies to the Hurd IMHO, the BSDs, especially FreeBSD, certainly has its use. None of them have been able to compete with Linux for a general purpose system, but if you want filestorage or routing FreeBSD is a pretty decent option for example. There are just fewer development resources for the BSDs, so I plain and simply do not see them catching up to Linux anytime soon without some major miracle.
And the whole 'micro kernel are better' seems to have met the cold hard reality outside the ivory tower. Symbian's kernel got taken behind the barn and shot, QNX is struggling to grow, L4Sec has shipped a billion devices or so, but that is due to Qualcom's cellular radios only. So I see hardly a mircro kernel in a user visible system. [RT] Embedded Linux seems to have certainly curtailed the growth of RTOS and other embedded OSes.