Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2011 07:29 UTC, submitted by Gregory
OSNews, Generic OSes The Hurd is still doing its thing. "Jeremie Koenig started working on his Google Summer of Code project: bringing not only Java to the Hurd, but also fixing or adding missing parts in the Hurd's components along the way. For example, he already contributed a set of signal handling improvements. Samuel Thibault created the first Debian GNU/Hurd CD set with a graphical installer. You can dowload it at the usual place for Debian CD images."
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RE[3]: Comment by greygandalf
by AndrewZ on Wed 13th Jul 2011 15:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by greygandalf"
AndrewZ
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2005-11-15

Why use a hybrid kernel when there is a true microkernel?

This is a good question, and I think it is the source (heh) of a lot of confusion here and on many other sites. I think there may be some practical reasons to use a 'hybrid microkernel'. But without being able to cite actual kernel source code, most discussions are hand waving, and ego arguments.

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RE[4]: Comment by greygandalf
by fran on Wed 13th Jul 2011 16:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by greygandalf"
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2010-08-06

The Tannenbaum&Torvalds debate is probably one of the most high profile kernel comparison debates in recent years.

http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/reliable-os/

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RE[5]: Comment by greygandalf
by AndrewZ on Wed 13th Jul 2011 20:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by greygandalf"
AndrewZ Member since:
2005-11-15

That's a nice link, but still no source code :-)

Here's a link to the original Tannenbaum vs Linus debate:
http://oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/appa.html

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