| ||Ask HN: What's a reasonable microkernel-based OS for desktop usage?|
42 points by xelxebar on Sept 11, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 53 comments |
When I say desktop usage, I mainly mean a full fledged browser. For everything else I mostly have a fully cli workflow.
This comes out of me tinkering with more "exotic" OSes like GNU/Hurd and Plan 9. I've had fun with the Hurd and would like to learn more by running my day to day on it; however, the hardware support and tooling is unfortunately just too anemic to reasonable do this.
Is this kind of thing even possible at the moment? Are there reasons to not want a desktop running some microkernel OS? Am I being unknowingly unreasonable in wanting this?
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