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LINUX is Obsolete

LINUX is Obsolete

LINUX is Obsolete

Found a very interesting thread from early 1992 where Andy Tanenbaum bashes LINUX and promotes MINIX as the better OS. The very same day, Linus Benedict Torvalds speaks up in defense of LINUX.


RE: LINUX is Obsolete

For an up to date look at where MINIX is, http://www.zdnet.com/article/minixs-creator-would-...


Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.

Never mind this jesus character, stars had to die for me to live.

RE: LINUX is Obsolete

because it's open source, does Intel have to publish their source code?


RE: LINUX is Obsolete

Well, that's scary.

RE: LINUX is Obsolete

Mike: I see that you are a proponent of Forth... did a bunch of programming using it a few decades ago... it was elegant in it's simplicity and use of stack architecture when processors were kind of 'clunky'... I wasn't aware of anything that was faster.


RE: LINUX is Obsolete

Modern C compilers can produce binaries that are faster than FORTH generated binaries.
... whether the binaries will do what you expect,
and >not< do something you didn't expect,
is a different matter.

RE: LINUX is Obsolete

They might be able to... I don't know... but, when I was writing some large BASIC programs (over 1 meg in source code) I used BASIC (PDS 7.2, I think) because it used the Microsoft Fortran math library which was significantly faster than the MS C math library. Also used to write assembly sub-routines and functions that were a lot faster for matrix stuff than APL (they were far more specific and didn't have the 'bells and whistles that I didn't need anyway).


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