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Re: A niche for the Hurd

From: Benoit FREMON
Subject: Re: A niche for the Hurd
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 10:51:15 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Arne Babenhauserheide (arne_bab@web.de) wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 29 Oktober 2008 09:35:48 schrieb Sergiu Ivanov:
> > Is it possible to run only *parts* of the Hurd on separate computers,
> > that is, make the Hurd a kind of a network operating system. It most
> > probably sounds crazy, but I know that only a microkernel OS can do
> > something like that, so the Hurd may be appropriate :-)
> >
> > Sorry for being late with the idea :-(
> Most important is, that you wrote it, not when you did. 
> And I like it. 
> It sounds just crazy enough to become a reality someday :)
> Maybe with people sharing some servers, even though their main programs run 
> on 
> different computers - Far fetched I can imagine a shared virtual reality Hurd 
> server which creates the environment for all users which could even be 
> running 
> on dedicated hardware. 

How is this different from what marketing people call "Cloud Computing" ? 
Perhaps using the Hurd this way gives you more control, but I don't see 
much difference here...



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