HURD (was UNIX V7)
derschjo at mail.msu.edu
Thu Jun 11 18:06:27 CDT 2009
On Jun 11, 2009, at 3:15 PM, "Zane H. Healy" <healyzh at aracnet.com>
> On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, John Floren wrote:
>> Linux filled a hole. To my knowledge, there wasn't really any free
>> Unix-like available when Linux was first released, so everybody
>> on the bandwagon. When the *BSDs came along, Linux wasn't that
>> entrenched yet. By the time Plan 9 was released with a free license
>> (around 2000), the dust had settled--Linux was on top, with the BSDs
>> coming along behind. If we had released for free in the early 90s,
>> maybe everyone would be using Plan 9 (and it would be as warty and
>> ugly as Linux).
> Work started on 386BSD prior to the initial release of Linux,
> however, Linux
> was more accessible. I'm not sure when HURD was actually started,
> but it
> went for *YEARS* with nothing to show for it.
Wow, there's one OS I always wanted to try just for the hell of it,
but never got around to... Does it have anything to recommend it?
Anyone on the list use it?
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