some newbie questions
I was just reading you Debian GNU/HURD web page and I am really
confused about the term OS and kernel.
For sure, I know that "Linux" is a kernel and "Debian GNU/Linux" is an OS
that ported on the "Linux" kernel.
>>> But what about "HURD", is it an OS or is it a kernel like Linux?
The reason I ask the question because on the web page the webmaster
refers to "HURD" as OS and a kernel. The webmaster says that "Debian Gnu/Hurd"
is a porting project to an operating system kernel and core component, the
"HURD". And then he continues to say that "Debian Gnu/Hurd"'s goal is to
build application on top of the "HURD" OS.
>>> Also, what is the different between a kernel and a microkernel?
I am a newbie, so dumb it down for me when you
answer these questions, thank, I appreciate it,
Tam, not on the mailing list