Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 29 April 2015 at 10:23 PM EDT. 10 Comments
With this weekend's release of Debian 8.0 Jessie there wasn't an adjoining Debian GNU/Hurd release, but today that release has come out.

For those wishing to experience the Debian user-land but with the GNU/Hurd kernel as an alternative to the Linux kernel or even the kFreeBSD kernel, that release is out now. Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 is the new release for Hurd fans. Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 is based on Debian Siad at the same time as the Jessie release, but is not an official Debian release.

Debian GNU/Hurd remains bound to i386 environments and is currently able to build around 80% of the Debian ports. This new Debian GNU/Hurd build is powered by SysVinit, is updated against GNU Hurd 0.6 and GNU Mach 1.5, and has various other updates.

More details on Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 can be found via the release announcement. As it's been several years since last benchmarking GNU/Hurd, I'll see about delivering some new benchmarks shortly on Phoronix.
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