It's non-started like openbsd then
Posted Jul 21, 2009 7:22 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: Hurd facts (was: Patent threats?!)
Parent article: Microsoft contributes Hyper-V drivers to the kernel
Nobody in his right mind would seriously expect the Hurd to
become "competitive" with Linux in terms of performance, hardware support
Why the hell not?
It is quite realistic though to become *good enough*, so that
interested people can use it without problems, if they are willing to
a little performance etc. in favor of other properties.
If we are talking about "a little performace etc" it means the thing
is competive. Being competive does not mean "being better by
all metrics". It means "being better in some areas while not too much worse
in other ones". A lot of people are ready to concede 10% for better
security or flexibility, for example, but very few are ready to get 10x
slowdown... Heck - that's why we've switched from a.out to elf many years
Some might prefer it because of the GPLv3 option.
Microsoft works on that but then it's hard even for Microsoft...
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