Looks like it is microkernel debate time again. Tanenbaum defends Linus and then sings the 'Microkernel Saga'. If you just woke up from coma, here is the debate I.
Checkout the hilarious disclaimer..'Many people have said or suggested that Linus and I are enemies or something like that. That is totally false. I met him once. He is a pleasant fellow and very smart. We may disagree on some technical issues, but that doesn't make us enemies.'