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 orestes
by orestes on Tue 21st Sep 2010 22:44 UTC
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The problem with the Hurd, even if they do get it working perfectly, is that it's a solution looking for a problem. Sure it may be conceptually better in some regards, but we already have serviceable OSes for virtually any market segment you could imagine it filling.

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