GNU HURD - Altered states and lost promise

Posted by zigzag on Jun 30, 2010 4:36 PM EDT
Heise; By Richard Hillesley
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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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