The GNU Hurd (was: Re: What do to about BitKeeper and the Linux Kernel)

Wolfgang Jährling wolfgang at
Sun Mar 10 19:49:02 UTC 2002


Joerg Schilling <schilling at> wrote:
> If there was a price for the OS of least interest, then HURD would win.

Please note that there is no such thing as a "HURD" operating system.
There is only "the Hurd", which is a collections of daemons, interfaces,
libraries and tools.

> GNU Hurd is the only OS I am aware of so far nobody has asked for a 
> cdrecord port.

Which doesn't mean that nobody is interested in having such fine
software like cdrecord on GNU/Hurd. It's because people are realistic
and recognize that we need better hardware drivers and interfaces first.

> If you compare binary downloads and support requests for cdrecord,
> the most popupar POSIX like OS is Linux followed by Solaris and FreeBSD.

This is not surprising.


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Debian GNU/Linux user && Debian GNU/Hurd user  `-:. non deficit, dum habetur
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