They call Mark Hurd 'the anti-Carly' within HP, says company board member Tom Perkins -- Carly, of course, being former HP CEO Carly Fiorina. Hurd succeeded Fiorina at the helm one year ago today and has brought a good measure of stability and optimism to a vendor that had long lacked both, according to a story this morning in the San Jose Mercury News.One money quote from the piece: ``Right now he's getting credit because he's doing what he can, which is cutting cost,'' said Shaw Wu, an analyst at American Technology Research. ``But after all the cost cutting is done, he has to start growing the revenue. That's the main reason why I have a hold on the stock. The top-line growth is not that impressive.''A year sounds about right for a honeymoon period for a CEO who inherited a mess on the scale that Hurd found on his desk. The challenges in Year Two won't be any easier \u2026 and the reviews are bound to become less charitable.