kevin lyda wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 06:37:01PM +0000, conor at discuskeeping.com wrote:
>>>Anyway, linux is becoming too mainstream, by next year we will be
>>on FreeBSD. :-0
>>> are there actually any people on this list who use linux because it's
> not mainstream?
Nah. We're all running GNU/Hurd with an L4 microkernel . Monolithic
kernels are _so_ last century!
But seriously, I actually chose GNU/Linux over one of the Free *BSD
variants precisely because it *is* more mainstream and has a wider user
base with correspondingly more available software and more support for
different hardware. With more people using GNU/Linux, there's a greater
chance that they can help out other users with a similar mixture of
hardware and software.
Re. Hurd, I was reading an interview with one of the developers at
http://kerneltrap.org/node/5 and it does sound like a very interesting
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