Linked by Michael on Thu 21st Jul 2011 14:08 UTC
Benchmarks Phoronix has conducted some preliminary benchmarks, comparing Debian GNU/Hurd to Debian GNU/Linux. "There was only a handful of tests that could be successfully run under Debian GNU/Hurd and in those results the numbers were generally close, though Debian GNU/Linux was running about 4% faster in some and with the MP3 encoding the Linux OS was nearly 20% faster. Debian GNU/Hurd is an interesting project but for now its support is still in shambles, the hardware support is vastly outdated, and there is also no SMP support at this time. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how Debian GNU/Hurd turns out for the 7.0 Wheezy milestone."
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by re_re on Thu 21st Jul 2011 19:08 UTC
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The Hurd Project has always interested me, it's unfortunate that it never gained any momentum. I'm curious how it would fare against darwin or QNX If it had more resources devoted to it over the past few years.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 16:54 in reply to "Interesting"
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It never gained momentum because it was never finished. They kept changing the micro kernel they were going to use.

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