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by bogomipz on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 20:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Outdated article"
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The other thing of note is that OPENSTEP was a specification that Next created and a bunch of manufacturers supported.

If I'm not mistaken, the bunch was limited to NeXT and Sun - the two companies that collaborated on the specification. Sun did the version running on top of Solaris with some help from NeXT presumably, while NeXT did the one running on NT as well as the full operating system running on 4 different architectures, including Sun boxes. Sun soon lost interest in favour of Java, though ;)

This series is quite interesting, btw;

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