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[4]: Key Observation
by Neolander on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Key Observation"
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Sure, but I think we currently waste so much of those precious ms that the overhead of a microkernel would be nothing compared to that.

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