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ryanvade

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Thought I would show my NEXT desktop. However this is not GNU/Linux. This is GNU/MACH (Debian HURD).
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Cyber-Berserker

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The OS currently in development is called Debian GNU/Hurd. GNU-Mach is something called a micro-kernel, whatever that is. Without doing any research, my guess is GNU-Mach is the kernel used by the Debian GNU/Hurd OS.
 
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ryanvade

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The difference between HURD and MACH is really weird...
The Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for UNIX, a popular operating system kernel.

The Hurd is firstly a collection of protocols formalizing how different components may interact. The protocols are designed to reduce the mutual trust requirements of the actors thereby permitting a more extensible system. These include interface definitions to manipulate files and directories and to resolve path names. This allows any process to implement a file system. The only requirement is that it have access to its backing store and that the principal that started it own the file system node to which it connects.

The Hurd is also a set of servers that implement these protocols. They include file systems, network protocols and authentication. The servers run on top of the Mach microkernel and use Mach's IPC mechanism to transfer information.

The Hurd provides a compatibility layer such that compiling higher level programs is essentially transparent; that is, by means of the glibc, it provides the same standard interfaces known from other UNIX-like systems. Thus, for a typical user, the Hurd is intended to silently work in the background providing the services and infrastructure which the microkernel itself has no business implementing, but that are required for higher level programs and libraries to operate.
http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/what_is_the_gnu_hurd.html

EDIT Yes it should be GNU/HURD not GNU/MACH
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I love the GNU explanations:
Hurd stands for Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons. And, then, Hird stands for Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth.
 
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MikeyD

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Nice explanation @ryanvade I've heard of Hurd and thats about where my knowledge of that kernel/system ends. Let us know how you like it, i'd be interested to try it out some day when I have more time.

Also glad GNU is keeping with its excellent naming policy :D
 
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Cyber-Berserker

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An experiment with a dark theme. I added the Debian name to a backdrop that matches the dark theme to pay homage to Debian. I decided to post the images, since these dark experiments are short-lived. (They drive me crazy quickly.)

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DevynCJohnson

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An experiment with a dark theme. I added the Debian name to a backdrop that matches the dark theme to pay homage to Debian. I decided to post the images, since these dark experiments are short-lived. (They drive me crazy quickly.)

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I do not see your pictures.
 
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ZZs

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[quote="DevynCJohnson, post: 18332, member: I

FYI: I can see his pictures just fine.
 
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MikeyD

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Oddly I can't see @Cyber-Berserker pictures either, but I can save them to disk and view them on my PC o_O I can follow the URL and view them too...

Maybe an issue with the forums?
 
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Cyber-Berserker

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Okay, I also see them if I open them in a new tab. Odd......
Odd indeed. I can see them in the post and get full size by clicking on them. I agree with MickeyD, that it may be a problem with the board.
 
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ZZs

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Odd indeed. I can see them in the post and get full size by clicking on them. I agree with MickeyD, that it may be a problem with the board.
FYI I checked this earlier today on three systems and on one system I only saw the image files, no pictures. I right clicked and reloaded page 3 and the images appeared as normal. --Strange

PS I was suprised to see the Debian logo verses a fine pair of boots...
 
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ainteinstein

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Now I can not see see the images in the post, but when I right click them, I do see them full screen. Nice desk top, Cyber-Berserker. Guess I had best get moving in that department, I still have a "stock" desktop but then again, it does help announce that it ain't Windows. ( I mean, really, how can one miss the Mint 16 logo?)
 

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