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by Radio on Tue 21st Sep 2010 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Outdated article"
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Yeah, and the NextStep kernel appeared out of thin air?

It was a huge rewrite of Mach mixed with BSD, done by a small team lead by Avadis Tevanian in a couple years. Huge enough to be considered as a "new" kernel.

And the Longhorn kernel was supposed to be a complete rewrite, but they dropped everything and went back to improving NT.

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