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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by BluenoseJake on Tue 21st Sep 2010 23:12 UTC in reply to "Outdated article"
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This post is pretty much completely wrong.

OSX is based on Nextstep, and they didn't write it from scratch in a very short time, they bought the damn thing and modified it. Before that Apple tried several times to replace the classic Mac OS, please google Pink, Taligent and Rhapsody.

MS has never tried several times to replace the NT kernel, they did however write it from scratch, and in 2001 used it to replace the Win9x line of Windows. Windows 7, Vista, XP and Win2k are all NT. NT is a modern kernel, with modern features, it would be stupid for MS to try and replace it.

Edited 2010-09-21 23:13 UTC

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