September 23, 2009

Linux is Bloated, Just Not How You Think

Article Source Linux Magazine
September 23, 2009, 4:13 pm

Linus Torvalds, as we well know, is no stranger to controversial comments and his latest is sure to be quoted (and misquoted) for decades to come.

Speaking at LinuxCon 2009 Torvalds was asked whether features were being rushed too quickly into the kernel. This prompted Linus to admit that, “The kernel is huge and bloated.” He also stated that there are no current plans to address the problem.

No one would argue with Linus on the status and well being of the kernel, but it’s so easy to take “bloated” out of context...

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