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hpr3419 :: Linux Inlaws S01E38: Tiny kernels

All you ever wanted to hear and more about micro kernels and other operating system war stories

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Hosted by monochromec on 2021-09-09 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Operating systems, kernels, Usenet wars, Linus Torvalds, Andrew Tanenbaum, Minix, trainspotting.
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Part of the series: Linux Inlaws

This is Linux Inlaws, a series on free and open source software, black humour, the revolution and freedom in general (this includes ideas and software) and generally having fun.

This episode is dedicated to tiny kernels driving operating systems also known as micro-kernels. While discussing the last 100 years of operating system design and implementation, our two aging heroes also shed some light on operating systems in general and their recent history (like fifty years). Unless you're a true OS nerd, you find the episode mildly refreshing and educational on the layers of software underneath your beloved applications controlling the hardware and other shenanigans. If you're an OS nerd, this episode may have the potential of closing your few remaining knowledge gaps (or something like this). A fun show for children of all ages and beyond.

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