[Mageia-discuss] Linux is a KERNEL not an OS

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 14:24:36 CET 2011

On 3 March 2011 22:10, Hoyt Duff <hoytduff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> we should not forget that GNU had also tried to make a kernel of itself...
>> which was a total failure.
> The Mach microkernel
> http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/microkernel/mach.html
> is used by the GNU Hurd
> http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd.html
> with even a Debian version of it
> http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/running/debian.html
> So, not a total failure. Just not wildly popular or widely supported.

Come on...
Nearly no drivers but those of linux-2.0 (aka 10 years ago...)
Yes it can runs.
But slow. And better in a VM than on real modern bare metal.

> Please avoid asking for Hurd-powered Mageia. 8)

Well I wouldn't be against that :-)

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