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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RE[2]: Mythical Vision
by purplemecha on Thu 1st Jul 2010 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Mythical Vision"
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In reference to the GNU-Hurd, I'm saying the Hurd people have lost sight of what's important and will never be able to find the Holy Grail, a usable release of the Hurd kernel. Just a metaphor. A perfect kernel will never exist probably.

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