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Re: [DEB-USER] Re: M$ licenses Unix

On Sat, 2003-05-24 at 13:22, Kevin McKinley wrote:
> On Fri, 23 May 2003 11:20:24 -0700
> "deFreese, Barry" <Barry.deFreese@nike.com> wrote:
> > Not that this is a good arguement but Windows NT/2000/XP are microkernel
> > based you know.
> > 
> > Hmm, now that I think about it, maybe that wasn't a good point to bring
> > up... :-)
> Windows NT may be "microkernel-based" but it hasn't been a true microkernel
> since at least NT 4.0 (and may never have been).

When they put the graphics kernel into the "mirockernel" as it wasn't
fast enough . Yeah good one MS.


> OTOH Linux hasn't (for most people) been a true monolithic kernel since
> kernel modules were implemented in what, 2.2?
> Kevin
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