After visiting the official HURD home page at :
I am left wondering what will become of my favourite OS, Linux, once
a stable HURD is released ? Please don't call me a traitor. After
abandoning my Amiga, I don't feel very religious about the computer or
the OS I am using.
HURD, will require more CPU power, memory and disk space to run than
Linux. But then, so did Linux when it came out and was being compared
To me, the major advantage of HURD is SMP support. I have a Pentium 90, the
fastest machine I could get at the time of purchase for Linux. After putting
in 64 MBs of memory I was hoping that the machine would perform exceptionally
well. While it performs quite well in most cases, a simple copy of a long
file, > 10MB, can slow it down considerably, a gzip on the same file can take
the average load from 0.00 to 6.70 and bring the machine to its knees, making
it almost unusable for anything else.
I would like to get a dual P-100 machine since these have become VERY
affordable now, but Linux does not support them.
I am wonderig how are Linux enthusiasts responding to the HURD announcement ?
Will Linux be able to compete ?