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  • GNU Hurd Hardware Support Remains In Very Rough Shape For 2018

    Phoronix: GNU Hurd Hardware Support Remains In Very Rough Shape For 2018

    Yesterday at FOSDEM 2018 Hurd developer Samuel Thibault talked about the work done on this GNU kernel for a PCI arbiter to allow different user-land drivers to access PCI devices concurrently. During this PCI arbiter talk he also went over the current state of the hardware support and recent achievements for GNU Hurd...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...e-Support-2018

  • #2
    Not directed at Michael but ... Why would anybody care about GNU Hurd?

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    • #3
      Everytime I read it's name, it goes like:
      GNU Hurt

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      • #4
        Originally posted by EricBlair View Post
        Not directed at Michael but ... Why would anybody care about GNU Hurd?
        Why not? A FOSS microkernel developed by the FSF. It has a ton of problems, but at the very least it's interesting.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by EricBlair View Post
          Not directed at Michael but ... Why would anybody care about GNU Hurd?
          In 2018 GNU Hurd should be a viable alternative to [GNU] Linux.

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          • #6
            WolfpackN64 it could be interesting if it had any chance of being more than a research project.

            onicsis I'd be interested to hear how you define viable :-)

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            • #7
              Does it do x64 yet?

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              • #8
                How does any project stay in pre-alpha for 28 years

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                • #9

                  onicsis I'd be interested to hear how you define viable :-)
                  Well, Linux represent a viable way to get the job done. Or at least many jobs. First of all to boot on many hardware without to many issues. Second to run a more than decent WMs+basic applications, usable by average users. This when targeting desktops. + Specialised categories of software.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bachchain View Post
                    How does any project stay in pre-alpha for 28 years
                    Unfortunately there weren't to many attempts to fork it.

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