Andrew Tanenbaum: The success of Linux - it’s just luck

Andrew Tanenbaum (Andrew Tanenbaum), known as the author of the Minix operating system and popular textbooks on operating systems and networks, recently gave an interview to the French site, where he again spoke with doubt about Linux, and told him about the current state and prospects MINIX3.

Andrew Tanenbaum Professor Andrew Tanenbaum debate with a young Linus Torvalds (Linus Torvalds) about the architecture of operating systems (microkernel vs. monolithic kernel Minix Linux) started in the early ’90s, becoming since then a kind of classic in the world of IT. In the latest interview with Tanenbaum are talking about Linux, Minix and BSD-systems. When asked Tanenbaum about whether he thinks the success of Linux proves that Linus was right, the professor said calmly, that “the success of Linux due to the fact that the BSD-system were driven from the market because of litigation with AT & T’s critical to this time. “

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