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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The Hurd is ready
by spiderman on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 10:00 UTC
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The Hurd is not competing with Linux. There is Debian/Hurd and it works even if it is not complete. I believe it is a fun kernel to work with. There are many stupid comments here from people who don't know what they are talking about.

Linux is the finished kernel. Even The Hurd developers agree. There is no point in doing linux again.

The Open Source vs Free Software debate has been done to death. Repeating those arguments over and over again is pointless. Everybody know them already.

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