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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Mythical Vision
by purplemecha on Thu 1st Jul 2010 17:24 UTC
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2010-05-27

Why? Just give up already. It's like some quest for the Holy Grail, except in this case, it will never be found. If they would turn it into a research kernel, then things might perk up. But as an OS kernel meant to compete with legit operating systems, it's never going to happen.

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RE: Mythical Vision
by Tuishimi on Thu 1st Jul 2010 20:24 in reply to "Mythical Vision"
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2005-07-06

Are you saying we might find the Holy Grail?

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RE[2]: Mythical Vision
by purplemecha on Thu 1st Jul 2010 21:08 in reply to "RE: Mythical Vision"
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2010-05-27

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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RE: Mythical Vision
by vivainio on Thu 1st Jul 2010 20:51 in reply to "Mythical Vision"
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2008-12-26

It's like some quest for the Holy Grail, except in this case, it will never be found.

So there was a quest for Holy Grail where the Grail *was* found?

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RE[2]: Mythical Vision
by purplemecha on Thu 1st Jul 2010 21:04 in reply to "RE: Mythical Vision"
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2010-05-27

The Holy Grail was found by the Knights Percival, Bors and Sir Galahad in the stories of King Arthur. See here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Grail

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