Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd May 2013 13:30 UTC, submitted by JRepin
Debian and its clones "It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2013. This is a snapshot of Debian 'sid' at the time of the Debian 'wheezy' release (May 2013), so it is mostly based on the same sources. It is not an official Debian release, but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release." Important note: 75% of Debian packages are supported bu Debian GNU/Hurd. Impressive.
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Impressive?
by vocivus on Wed 22nd May 2013 14:50 UTC
vocivus
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2010-03-13

Getting 75% of Debian's packages running on a kernel that's about as up-to-date as MS-DOS 6.22 is pretty impressive. Great to see that they finally got past the 2G partition limit.

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RE: Impressive?
by Kivada on Wed 22nd May 2013 17:55 in reply to "Impressive?"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Especially since all of the GNU/Hurd devs spend 99% of their waking hours running around every forum insisting that it's not Linux but GNU/Linux...

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RE[2]: Impressive?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 22nd May 2013 19:24 in reply to "RE: Impressive?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, I think the 99% of their time is spent porting it to a different microkernel.

Trix => Sprite => Mach => L4 => Coyotos => Viengoos => Mach

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RE: Impressive?
by moondevil on Wed 22nd May 2013 19:52 in reply to "Impressive?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Given that most packages target UNIX clones, I would say it is even older than CP/M.

Edited 2013-05-22 19:53 UTC

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