Tanenbaum talks about granny-proof computers

I was invited to a keynote speaker at linux.conf.au. My talk will be about designing reliable operating systems. I’d like to introduce a new metric: LFs — Lifetime Failures, the number of times the software has crashed in the user’s lifetime. My TV has LF = 0. My stereo system has LF = 0. My car has LF = 0. My computer has LF > 100. I want a computer system with LF = 0 – Andy Tanenbaum

A great interview with Andy Tanenbaum, one of the keynotes speakers on the linux.conf.au 2007 programme.

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