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: Comment by greygandalf
by sorpigal on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 16:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by greygandalf"
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I generally agree. Chasing ever-better kernels is a clear mistake. Whatever works best *right now* should be used, and to hell with the negatives. Once you have a fairly complete system you can revisit the question of whether replacing the kernel is worthwhile. If it still sounds good then, do it.

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