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GNU/Hurd in 2010

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The Hurd doesn't fully deliver on the everyday usability goal yet, but it is seeing continuous improvement---and 2010 has been no exception. Let's take a look at the progress throughout the year.

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GNU HURD in April 2010

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A month of the Hurd: Arch Hurd, updated Debian GNU/Hurd QEMU image, and GSoC students.

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A month of the Hurd: Arch Hurd, FOSDEM preparations and a thesis on mobile Hurd objects.

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«Hurd having been in development for so long, but still not production-ready; and with Linux as a mature free kernel being firmly established as the de-facto standard kernel for the GNU system -- people often wonder: why haven't developers abandoned the Hurd long ago?

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Symbian Releases Microkernel and SDK

http://symbian.org

The Symbian Foundation today announced a significant milestone in its plan to move the entire Symbian platform into open source: the release of the platform microkernel (EKA2) and supporting development kit under the Eclipse Public License (EPL).

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Why Europe Should Fund the GNU/Hurd System

http://www.itworld.com

"A Dutch university has landed a European Research Council grant to continue work on a Unix-type operating system that aims to be more reliable and secure than GNU/Linux or Microsoft Windows..." -- see also The GNU Hurd project

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Linus on microkernels vs. monolithic kernels

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"Interesting commentary from Linux kernel founder Linus Torvalds a few weeks ago in an interview on Simple Talk. He covers areas including microkernels vs. monolithic kernels..."

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Andrew Tanenbaum, Creator of MINIX on microkernels vs. monolithic kernels

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Andrew Tanenbaum: «...A microkernel is much better engineered and is more modular and easier to understand. Monolithic kernels are still too big and unreliable. My metric is the TV set. The system should run for 10 years with a total of zero failures for 99.9% of the users...»

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Microkernels rule!

http://www.embedded.com

"The microkernel has an undeservedly bad reputation. It's time to take a second look..."

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Examining the Legendary HURD Kernel

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"David Chisnall takes a look at the GNU Project's infamous HURD kernel, exploring some of the features that make it unique and some that have found their way into other systems. [...] Even in its current state, HURD exists to prove a point: It’s possible to have a complete and usable system running nothing other than GNU code." -- http://www.informit.com/articles/printerfriendly.aspx?p=1180992

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