December 7, 2008
Why Can't Computers Just Work All the Time?
The feud between Minix inventor and operating system czar Andrew W. Tanenbaum and Linux Torvalds is legendary in the OS world. Before Linux there was Minix. Torvalds used to be a Minix user who set up his first Linux version in 1991 on Professor TanenbaumÃ¢â¬â¢s operating system. Mr. Tanenbaum has now agreed to write a guest editorial for Linux Magazine. His opinion has not changed over the years: Linux (and Windows) are Ã¢â¬Åunreliable.Ã¢â¬Â