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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if it wasn't for gnu, linux users would probably have a bsd userland.

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cb88 Member since:

LOL... actually if it wasn't for Linux GNU could have relicensed BSD as the userland funny that Minix is growing far faster than HURD is.
HURD really has no real goals though...

Minux == secure and stablility through u-kernel
Linux == fast server OS
Solaris == fast server OS and Workstation OS
Windows == works where it counts catches the customer's eye
Haiku I think has great potential due to it's desktop/workstation focus... sylable too with its split design custom desktop kernel and Linux for thier server platform

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danieldk Member since:

Actually, no:

"I think it's highly unlikely that we ever would have gone as strongly as we did without the GNU influence," says Bostic, looking back. "It was clearly something where they were pushing hard and we liked the idea."


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