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[6]: Reason Linux lives:
by spiderman on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 09:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Reason Linux lives:"
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Oracle isn't stealing any business from Red Hat, get real. It is not the same deal and Unbreackable linux customers are not Red Hat potential customers. Oracle linux customers are those who don't need the Red Hat grade Linux support. They are between CentOS and Red Hat. They will install it for you but they won't fix the bugs, security issues or implement new features. You could say that Red Hat is stealing from GNU but they don't. Actually it is Red Hat that is stealing business from Oracle Solaris and that killed Sun. The Red Hat business model is one of the most effective ones. Oracle may profit from the new features implemented by Red Hat but they can't do that on demand like Red Hat.

Edited 2010-07-03 09:34 UTC

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