Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:15 UTC, submitted by Gregory Plummer
GNU, GPL, Open Source "So what is the state of the Hurd? Is it vaporware, like Duke Nukem Forever? Fortunately not: the code exists, there is still work going on (for instance as part of Google Summer of Code), and there are even some relatively functional Hurd distributions. Let's look first at the code and the current architecture, and then at the Hurd distributions."
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Comment by Brynet
by brynet on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:25 UTC
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I remember reading that Duke Nukem Forever is due out in 2011, eventually we're going to need to find a new piece of vapourware.

As for Hurd, it's probably not anywhere near as popular as even some hobby kernels infrequently advertised here on OSNews.. but no doubt there is a niche it will fill, like embedded on a probe sent to Pluto, just as an excuse to include RMS as part of the payload.

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