To summarize, I am childish for asking such question, you don't know answers but think they are somewhere in some book, and people elsewhere, but not here, are possibly better off.
I don't see many answers. Did you respond just to flame?
If you hire companies to 'tell you what you want to hear', you have nobody to blame but yourself.
I don't think you quite get it. This is invaluable optimization method of CEO compensation package maximization. Think of all the efficiencies gained in CEO's self-serving process. Countless hours saved, and at the going CEO hourly rate IRR is more than justifies this service.
Maybe a virtual machine running on a kernel running on a hypervisor? It's kernels all the way down...
The real programmers manually load their boot loader that they personally wrote in assembly on every reboot, and like it!
Replacing Linux with a home-rolled kernel?
Yes and at present it is closed source.
I am NOT an open source ideologue, however, with Google closed source kernel could only mean that snooping is baked-in at the kernel level. They are not in business of selling OS, so I couldn't think of any other reason to close source it.
They should have named this kernel Tom, as in Peeping Tom.
I work in NIH funded research and needed a programmer at $45k/yr.?
I agree, US is screwed when they waste NIH grant money on someone who doesn't understand that you will be hard-pressed to get a janitor for $45k/year, less an actual programmer.
We can defeat gravity. The problem is the paperwork involved.