Quote:Original post by C-Junkie 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) In a way, this is true, in another not exactly. The deal is, according to Stallman( Father of GNU ), that they had started to write a kernel before Linus even starting to think about writing the Linux kernel. But being that a Microkernel architecture is a hell of alot harder to code than a standard monolithic kernel like linux, Linus got his kernel out ready to use( still buggy at that stage but usable ) before the GNU HURD. Now, wether you have HURD or Linux as a kernel won't matter much to anybody since the tools are basicly the same (GCC, GNU's version of BASH, GNU's Make,etc). On another note, it could be concidered a *NIX, since it's also supposed to be POSIX compliant.