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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Jul 2010 17:34 UTC in reply to "Key Observation"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

NeXT made mach work, because they had a product to sell based off of it, and because they didn't have a set of pre-conceived notions of design purity.

But, Linux did not have any corporate backing, until it was already working pretty well on single CPU x86 systems. Hurd has never reached that point.

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