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by dvhh on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 00:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Outdated article"
dvhh
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2006-03-20

This is only my opinion, but the NT kernel is a very modern one, the userspace is mostly the problem here.
I would have better faith in the minwin initiative than in a new kernel.

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by gus3 on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 07:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Outdated article"
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2010-09-02

The NT kernel traces its roots back to VMS for the VAX, by Digital Equipment. It's especially obvious in the common characteristics between NTFS and Files-11.

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by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 08:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Outdated article"
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2005-06-29

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.

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