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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Comment by Brynet
by brynet on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:25 UTC
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2010-03-02

I remember reading that Duke Nukem Forever is due out in 2011, eventually we're going to need to find a new piece of vapourware.

As for Hurd, it's probably not anywhere near as popular as even some hobby kernels infrequently advertised here on OSNews.. but no doubt there is a niche it will fill, like embedded on a probe sent to Pluto, just as an excuse to include RMS as part of the payload.

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RE: Comment by Brynet
by ciplogic on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 00:47 in reply to "Comment by Brynet"
ciplogic Member since:
2006-12-22

I think that GNU Hurd will replace anyway in time SkyOS (as vaporwarre) and at least regarding Hurd is that is a released kernel. Anyone whom understands it will share it's ideas and will make a good base for future development of other OSS kernels (including Linux)

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RE[2]: Comment by Brynet
by pandronic on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 06:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Pixel Image Editor - best vaporware of them all.

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RE[2]: Comment by Brynet
by _xmv on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 10:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

SkyOS exists and run. development halted but "it works" and anyone can run it.
Vaporware is software that is claimed to exist but no one has seen it or can run it except the people who make claims about it.


Sound like those guys talking about bricked devices while u click reset and "unbricked"

Oh god, i shut down my phone buttons don't work except power ITS BRICKED O LORD HALP.


Stupidity at it's best.

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RE[2]: Comment by Brynet
by Timmmm on Sat 25th Sep 2010 14:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

Anyone whom understands it


Heh, you have to love it when people try to be clever. Obviously it should be 'who'.

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