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: Key Observation
by xiaokj on Thu 1st Jul 2010 17:19 UTC in reply to "Key Observation"
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I think the key point is more likely that kernel development follows the "release early, release often" mantra _most_ closely compared to other projects. This is because a semi-working kernel allows people to work the problem out as they run into the stubs. If your kernel simply just does not have enough to run a web browser with, then people cannot even casually use it long enough to bother working on it.

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