[Haskell-cafe] OS design & FP aesthetics
wchogg at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 18:02:35 EDT 2007
On 6/18/07, Creighton Hogg <wchogg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/18/07, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> > Creighton Hogg wrote:
> > >
> > > There are lots of things to like about Linux. It doesn't cost
> > money.
> > > It's fast. It's reliable. It's flexible. It's secure.
> > >
> > >
> > > Okay, I'm not sure if I'd agree with the reliable & secure points. I
> > > mean, relative to what could be done. I'm a rank amateur when it
> > > comes to OS work but when I've looked at recent papers Linux really
> > > isn't that cutting edge. I mean, it may be reliable in comparison to
> > > Windows 98 & has less known exploits than any Windows system, but in
> > > terms of how good it *could* be I think there's an awful lot of room
> > > for growth.
> > Isn't there a lot of room for improvement in *any* product?
> Well, I'm not just talking about improvement. I'm talking about things
> like capabilities, self-healing kernels, separation kernels, exo kernels,
> things that may have serious advantages but can't necessarily be strapped on
> to a preexisting kernel such as Linux.
Bah. Of course after I say this I get a bad feeling, so I checked the
interwebs and found out that there has been work on incorporating
self-healing into Linux.
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