Flame Wars from the Past

These times, we are all confortable with Linux running smoothly, windows still crashing, and birds still flying in winter… it was not always like these….

back in 1991, Linus had invented Linux, Tanenbaum still develops Minix for his students, the Open Source movement had just began… These were the times.

In my class today we spoke about Microkernels and Monolitic Kernels. For about 20m we were asked to read a news post from usenet about a discussion with Linus and Tanenbaum about the Minix and Linux…

It’s old, but still fresh.

Read it and enjoy !