Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Oct 2013 22:33 UTC, submitted by JRepin
GNU, GPL, Open Source

It is the GNU project's 30th birthday, and we are pleased to announce version 0.5 of the GNU Hurd.

The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. It is a collection of servers that run on the Mach microkernel to implement file systems, network protocols, file access control, and other features that are implemented by the Unix kernel or similar kernels (such as Linux).

A bit late, but there you have it. Does anyone here actually use Hurd?

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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Tue 1st Oct 2013 23:34 UTC
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2005-11-10

At this time - and for many, many years -, HURD is not trying to compete with anything. It's mostly a research project, a very slow moving one. To be fair, GNU doesn't actually need HURD, because it already proved to be successful with Linux.

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by Desiderantes on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 02:08 in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
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2012-04-14

They could compete (just finishing Viengoos) in the virtualized area, and they would erase every other OS from that sector(assuming they improve other things, like UTF8 everywhere ala Plan 9 and a mix of 9P and QNX's TDP )

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