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[8]: Reason Linux lives:
by spiderman on Sun 4th Jul 2010 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Reason Linux lives:"
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Looks like you have never faced either Red Hat support or Oracle support. Red Hat support provides the patch that fix the problem overnight. Oracle points out that they can't fix that problem because it's an upstream problem but that you can always ask Red Hat to fix it. And indeed they can't. If they did fix problems they would fork Red Hat and that would cost them money so they don't want to. They stick to Red Hat. Sorry but that is not the same level of support. Reh Hat does not compete with Oracle linux, they compete with Oracle Solaris. At least Oracle can fix Solaris when customers face problems.

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