Re: Debian GNU/Linux Logo chosen
Paul Serice wrote:
> Wintermute wrote:
> > email@example.com wrote:
> > >
> > > From: Tommy Lakofski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > > 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
That's the one with Linus and the guy who created Minix right? I think
I read through that old news archive about 2 years ago.. it came
included on the Slackware CD release I had at the time.
Cute.. funny.. but it didn't really answer any of the questions as to
WHY. Is there a speed increase? Is there a security increase?
Stability? Power? What?
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