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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RE: l4 port?
by JAlexoid on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:58 UTC in reply to "l4 port?"
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2009-05-19

HURD has been a running joke for years... It even outpaces Duke Nukem Forever.

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RE[2]: l4 port?
by mojmir on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 15:15 in reply to "RE: l4 port?"
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2009-01-05

may be a running joke, but this does not mean that it is not interesting. there are some very appealing and reasonable ideas behind it.

personally i prefer the l4ka nanokernel, as it beautiful in its simplicity. mach was the obvious choice 'back then' but it imposed lot of burden on a hurd's design:
http://walfield.org/papers/200707-walfield-critique-of-the-GNU-Hurd...

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