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have you heard of HURD?

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so is this a *nix? and how is GNU/Linux any different from GNU/HURD? besides the fact that Linux has peripheral support (ex: sound cards) and is further along than HURD.

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HURD is pretty much a joke.

Apparently the linux kernel isn't good enough for the GNU people (no copyright assignment to the FSF, presumably), so they're (slowly, slowly, slowly) working on their own.

It's also a microkernel, which is architecturally different from a monolithic kernel. (like linux)

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HURD has a micro-kernel architecture

?
Think: object oriented, to the point where it hurts performance.

That's about sums it up.

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complete GNU newbie.

anyone can explain the difference between micro-kernel and monolithic kernel, in layman talk?

links or teh Google won't help... i need this in a language i can comprehend (ie. GPL/LGPL.... geez what a brain teaser)

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HURD has a micro-kernel architecture

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Think: object oriented, to the point where it hurts performance.

That's about sums it up.

most OSes are done in Assembly, C or a mixture. is it not?

wonder why they went with OOP C++, so heavily?

good point!
++C-Junkie

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wonder why they went with OOP C++, so heavily?
Not necessarily OOP, and I don't think it's C++, but the point is that each part of the kernel is severely cut off from each other part, and communicate with messages.

If you really want to know the details, google will come up with something immediately.

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wonder why they went with OOP C++, so heavily?
Not necessarily OOP, and I don't think it's C++, but the point is that each part of the kernel is severely cut off from each other part, and communicate with messages.

If you really want to know the details, google will come up with something immediately.


Isn't it meant to be a security feature that it doesn't even trust itself?

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