Interview with Hurd developer Neal Walfield

November 13th, 2001

Jeremy Andrews of KernelTrap spoke with Neal Walfield from the GNU/Hurd development team who is also a Debian developer working on the Hurd port.

From the interview:

"The Hurd is a radical departure from many UNIX concepts. It is a unique and interesting approach to solving many of the problems found in current operating systems. While it's not yet production grade, it is evolved enough to be quite usable.

The Hurd is a set of servers that provide similar interfaces to those found in traditional Unix-like kernels. The servers, each designed to do one task or manage one aspect of the system, run in user space thereby isolating them from both the kernel and each other. This offers more power and flexibility to both the administrator and the user and, in doing so, increases system security."

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