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by henderson101 on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 13:37 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Outdated article"
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"The NT kernel traces its roots back to VMS for the VAX, by Digital Equipment.

Not entirely - at least, not in the sense that NT was an evolution of VAX. It's just that the guy who did VMS went on to do NT at Microsoft.

Of course, using the logic of the OP, the BeOS kernel owes a lot to Mac OS, as a lot of the engineers were either ex Apple engineers or Mac developers in the beginning. In other words, as Thom says, take the "VMS" with a pinch of salt :-)

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