Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Oct 2015 19:56 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

GNU Hurd 0.7 and GNU Mach 1.6 have been released.

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).

Since day one of the GNU project, Hurd was supposed to be its kernel - as we all know, of course, it turned out Linux provided a far better kernel with a much faster pace of development, and it's been used as the de-facto GNU kernel ever since. Those with an appreciation for history will love the lingering, mildly dismissive tone of "...such as Linux".

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Comment by neticspace
by neticspace on Mon 2nd Nov 2015 03:53 UTC
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Member since:
2009-06-09

So, when can we use GNU/Hurd?

Otherwise, I hope there are more microkernel OSes in the near future.

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by Kochise on Mon 2nd Nov 2015 09:03 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
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2006-03-03

There will.

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by benytocamela on Mon 2nd Nov 2015 17:25 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
benytocamela Member since:
2013-05-16

So, when can we use GNU/Hurd?


Now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian_GNU/Hurd


It's obviously not very stable. But it can be played with.

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