I heard that Unix/Linux is a monolithic-kernel whereas Hurd is micro-kernel. So, I want to know what is the difference between these kernel type?
I would like to understand (in relatively layman's terms) if and how a microkernel such as the Mach-based GNU Hurd is more secure than a monolithic kernel such a Linux. Additionally, does a ...
I was wondering if it is possible to alter Debian K/FreeBSD so it becomes Ubuntu? I know there are builds of Debian 7 running on FreeBSD, so would it be possible to get a working Ubuntu system with ...
On most UNIX systems this will not leave a process running: ssh example.net sleep 1000 <<CTRL-C>> I have tested this behaviour on aix centos debian dragonfly freebsd hpux irix mandriva ...
A new Guix release came out some time ago. And I got the idea that if I can bootstrap glibc, gcc, and guix to HURD and Mach, I can have a non-Linux GNU system. But I also need some software like bash, ...
On the GNU Project webpage, there's a subsection called "All GNU packages" which lists the various software in the GNU project. Are there any GNU distributions which use only these packages -- i.e. a ...
While I knew for quite some time the existence of Hurd, and its mission as the official GNU Operating System kernel, I was wondering how come Linux is not embraced as the official GNU kernel over the ...
I was quite surprised to learn that the GNU project has an independent kernel of their own called Hurd. And there are mainstream distributions like Arch Hurd and Debian GNU/Hurd which uses it. Is ...