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[3]: Reason Linux lives:
by spiderman on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 15:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Reason Linux lives:"
spiderman
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2008-10-23

I meant that it is not possible to just claim ownership and do whatever you want with it, for instance close the code. There is one official distro, you can not just found a company and sell it further. Why would anyone buy your copy when there is an official distro, the original?

I think that is precisely what Apple did with Mac OS X.

Wow. Fast judger and drawing hastily conclusions, right? Normally, if someone writes something weird, you ask for a confirmation "are you really serious with this???", and then you continue discussion. But not you. If someone spells something wrong or posting late at night (as I did, check the time stamp on my post), then "never post here again". I am glad that you are not a moderator.

I agree, asking for someone to never post again is totally uncivilized. The guy has no manner. He is probably very young but that does not excuse such a language.

Edited 2010-07-02 15:34 UTC

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RE[4]: Reason Linux lives:
by sorpigal on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 17:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Reason Linux lives:"
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2005-11-02

I agree, asking for someone to never post again is totally uncivilized. The guy has no manner.

Did you see where I said "please"? That's an indication of *good* manners. It certainly is far superior to the kinds of vitriolic name calling I *wanted* to engage in when I first read the OPs post.

He is probably very young

This kind of anti-youth bigotry is something that would be amusing if it isn't so frightening (and so wide-spread). "I don't like it, so it must be caused by the poster being too young to know better. One day he will grow up and be just like me!" -- grow up yourself. I didn't suggest the the OP was too young to know what he was talking about, because one's age is usually irrelevant.

Comparing ages is just a pissing contest. Would you like to compare other parts of our anatomies too? What would it prove if yours really is longer? It wouldn't make the OP any less wrong.

I know! Let's compare user IDs. Mine is lower and that means I'm older and you're younger, and thus you're automatically wrong. If you think that's an unfair way to dismiss what you say, then we agree on that at least.

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