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by henderson101 on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 13:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Outdated article"
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...NextStep was on version 3.3, released in 1995 when Apple bought them.

I don't mean to seem like I'm constantly correcting you, but no, wrong. OpenStep was released prior to the Apple acquisition. In fact, OpenStep 4.2 was the last release IIRC. Apple continued to ship OpenStep for quite a while after they owned Next.

The other thing of note is that OPENSTEP was a specification that Next created and a bunch of manufacturers supported. So there was a version of OPENSTEP running on Mach, Intel, Windows NT, some of the Sun hardware and some of the HP RISC based work stations. The Sun and WinNT versions ran on top of the underlying OS, the others ported the entire OS (IIRC). I've used the NT version and it works reasonably well, even today.

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