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Re: The Hurd: what is it?


From: Thomas Bushnell BSG
Subject: Re: The Hurd: what is it?
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 18:04:31 -0800
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"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    > What is the Hurd is a concrete question, you have three choices,
>    > Hurd/Mach, Hurd/L4 or Hurd/something-else.
>
>    No, it is a paradigmatic example of a vague abstract question, akin
>    to asking "What is Unix"?
>
> Unix is a operating system developed by Bell labs.  That is quite
> concrete.

Huh?  Is Unix BSD, or is it System V?  Which?!  Or is it SCO?

> You have gone from `work on what you want', to `there is no
> direction', and now you say `will you help us set a direction'.  If
> you could stick to one of them, it might actually be easier to
> understand you and actually stop me from having to repeat myself all
> the time.

Good grief, they are all true. 





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