Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd May 2013 13:30 UTC, submitted by JRepin
Debian and its clones "It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2013. This is a snapshot of Debian 'sid' at the time of the Debian 'wheezy' release (May 2013), so it is mostly based on the same sources. It is not an official Debian release, but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release." Important note: 75% of Debian packages are supported bu Debian GNU/Hurd. Impressive.
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I like what debian are doing here!
by Alfman on Wed 22nd May 2013 14:03 UTC
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2011-01-28

This gives users a chance to try out different kernels without the complexity (and variables) of changing OS/distros as well.

This article begs the question: what is performance like compared to GNU/linux? Although dated, this was relevant:

GNU/Hurd verus GNU/Linux
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=debian_gnu_hurd&...

"Debian GNU/Hurd is an interesting project but for now its support is still in shambles, the hardware support is vastly outdated, and there is also no SMP support at this time. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how Debian GNU/Hurd turns out for the 7.0 Wheezy milestone."

7.0 is here, hopefully we will get an update!


Also, for good measure...

GNU/kFreeBSD vs GNU/Linux
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=debian_kfreebsd&...

Edited 2013-05-22 14:06 UTC

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