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Re: Debian GNU/Linux Logo chosen

Wintermute wrote:
> bruce@va.debian.org wrote:
> >
> > From: Tommy Lakofski <tommy@88.net>
> > > On a bit of a tangent, how ready is the Hurd to replace the Linux kernel?
> >
> > I am not one of the people testing it. RMS is still running Debian on his
> > laptop :-)
> >
> > What I would hope is that the HURD would support the 86open standard
> > (essentially GNU LIBC with a cleaner substitute for ioctl()), and that
> > a large number of Debian binary packages would run on all 86open platforms,
> > including SCO and so on. We're going to have to get a lot farther with 86open
> > before that happens.
> >
> As I read more and more about Hurd.. I still can't stop thinking
> "WHY?".. in a couple hundred more revisions.. the Linux kernel may well
> come close to being a microkernel.  What are the clear cut benefits?
> (Just a few simple lines please.. no dissertations.. I'd as a professor
> of computer science for that...)

There is a grand old discussion archived on KDE's web site at

Paul Serice

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