Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Jul 2010 08:52 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The HURD was meant to be the true kernel at the heart of the GNU operating system. The promise behind the HURD was revolutionary -- a set of daemons on top of a microkernel that was intended to surpass the performance of the monolithic kernels of traditional Unix systems and in doing so, give greater security, freedom and flexibility to the users -- but it has yet to come down to earth.
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In this case I see a corporate attitude and more specifically the bad side of it.

Corporate attitude would have aimed at a somewhat short term release. Some sort of deadline or target timeframe. This is another attitude I can see no similarity with, not even in research.

After reading the three pages of the article, I still don't see why HURD should be something to spend resources on. That's just me but are they clear about their objectives and motives? Because twenty years in technology is still not a whole geological era but it's a long time.

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