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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RE[2]: Comment by Brynet
by _xmv on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 10:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Brynet"
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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[3]: Comment by Brynet
by yahya on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 14:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

SkyOS exists and run. development halted but "it works"

Well, yes, that's what people say.

and anyone can run it.


Not really, as there is no way of obtaining it. When you click "Get SkyOS" on the web site, you are sent to http://skyos.org/?q=node/4 where it says: "SkyOS is currently not available for download, for additional information please refer to this page."

This message has been there for more than a year now.

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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by gnufreex on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 06:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
gnufreex Member since:
2010-05-06

Hurd runs too. I am running it right now in VirtualBox:

http://i51.tinypic.com/23l443.png

That is Debian GNU/Hurd. I couldn't get ArchHurd to work, but then again, I didn't try too hard. When DDE gets ported (hopefully in a few months), I will run it on real hardware and I hope to start contributing.

Develompent is active, and as I mentioned above, current focus is porting Device Driver Environment to GNU Mach.

http://wiki.tudos.org/DDE/DDEKit#Overview

That will enable running Linux and FreeBSD drivers unchanged as a user-space process.

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