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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NT is a modern kernel, with modern features, it would be stupid for MS to try and replace it.

Not stupid.
MS has been working on alternative OS (including new kernels) for a while. Take a look at singularity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singularity_%28operating_system~*~...) for example.

They're "only" research OS but they're pretty damn cool IMO. And so who knows, the NT kernel might be replaced someday (along with a lot of the legacy)

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