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OSNews, Generic OSes The mostly-morubund Hurd project is well known for what it's not: the kernel at the heart of the GNU/Linux system. But there's a long and interesting story about what it could have been, too. From Linux User magazine: "The design of the Hurd was an attempt to embody the spirit and promise of the free software movement in code." Those are mighty ambitions, and this story is as much about competing visions as competing kernels. Says Thomas Bushnell: "My first choice was to take the BSD 4.4-Lite release and make a kernel. I knew the code, I knew how to do it. It is now perfectly obvious to me that this would have succeeded splendidly and the world would be a very different place today." This is a well-written and fascinating read.
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RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr
by lucas_maximus on Tue 8th Jan 2013 22:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kurkosdr"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Stallman likes to take a lot of credit where he might have had some input.

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RE[3]: Comment by kurkosdr
by MOS6510 on Wed 9th Jan 2013 01:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr"
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2011-05-12

I generaly try to avoid him and his opinions. Idealists are seldom, if ever, practical in their suggestions and sollutions. And he's annoyingly unfunny in general.

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