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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Mythical Vision
by purplemecha on Thu 1st Jul 2010 17:24 UTC
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Why? Just give up already. It's like some quest for the Holy Grail, except in this case, it will never be found. If they would turn it into a research kernel, then things might perk up. But as an OS kernel meant to compete with legit operating systems, it's never going to happen.

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