Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:15 UTC, submitted by Gregory Plummer
GNU, GPL, Open Source "So what is the state of the Hurd? Is it vaporware, like Duke Nukem Forever? Fortunately not: the code exists, there is still work going on (for instance as part of Google Summer of Code), and there are even some relatively functional Hurd distributions. Let's look first at the code and the current architecture, and then at the Hurd distributions."
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by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Outdated article"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

The NT kernel traces its roots back to VMS for the VAX, by Digital Equipment.


Not entirely - at least, not in the sense that NT was an evolution of VAX. It's just that the guy who did VMS went on to do NT at Microsoft.

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by henderson101 on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 13:37 in reply to "RE[5]: Outdated article"
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2006-05-30

"The NT kernel traces its roots back to VMS for the VAX, by Digital Equipment.


Not entirely - at least, not in the sense that NT was an evolution of VAX. It's just that the guy who did VMS went on to do NT at Microsoft.
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Of course, using the logic of the OP, the BeOS kernel owes a lot to Mac OS, as a lot of the engineers were either ex Apple engineers or Mac developers in the beginning. In other words, as Thom says, take the "VMS" with a pinch of salt :-)

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by Tuishimi on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 15:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Outdated article"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Very true. Having actually worked on VMS it does make me feel some affinity toward NT an NTFS... tho' I think RMS over Files-11 blew NTFS away. It was so nice to work with. Just as DCL blows DOS CMD away. In fact just about everything to do with VMS and the layered services and apps blew Windows away. ;) (I am a little biased in that regard).

And also as the poster below you mentioned... the relationship of Mac OS to BeOS, ditto. BeOS was so much better than Mac OS at the time... (opinion)

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by bogomipz on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 18:49 in reply to "RE[6]: Outdated article"
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2005-07-11

Of course BeOS was better than System 7. Why else would Apple consider buying Be Corp.? They went with NeXT Software because JLG demanded more than Apple were willing to pay. (Although they ended up paying more than twice as much for NeXT.)

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by zizban on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 03:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Outdated article"
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2005-07-06

No BeOS at the time was very primitive. Poor network support, poor printing support, wobbly kernel. People compare BeOS 5 with the Mac OS but at the time when Apple purchased NeXT the BeOS was very rough.

Though in time it go to be great.

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by tylerdurden on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 23:04 in reply to "RE[5]: Outdated article"
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2009-03-17

VAX is a computer architecture, I think you meant VMS its intended OS. Right?

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