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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HURD is Stallman's Duke Nukem 3D
by davonshire on Thu 1st Jul 2010 15:59 UTC
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While I'm sure Duke Nukem wouldn't boot on any computer. It got lots more press than GNU Hurd did. My hats off to the skillful coders who have brought it as far as it's come.


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