Re: Thank you!
On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 11:28, Jesse Wang wrote:
> I'm a Chinese newcomer in GNU.
> I've been with Redhat Linux for several months.Because of integrated
> chips,I spend much time looking for and installing variable drivers
> for CMI8738 sound chips and PCTEL Micro modem chips.It's really happy
> working under Linux without MS Windows.
> Though I've never used Debian,I like it very much for it's
> ALL-FREE policy,stablization and advanced in technology.I am
> concerning the development of Hurd all the time.
> Using entire GNU system is my dream.
> I noticed that Hurd had been in Debian unstable packages.
> I write this email in order to get some basic knowledge about
> Hurd.For example,
> When will be Debian GNU/Hurd come out?
Who knows? Next year maybe. If you are interested in GNU/Hurd and are
willing to put in some effort, try the snapshot images ftp.gnu.org/iso
> What is the differences between Linux and Hurd in the view of a
> normal user and a program designer?
As a user or application programmer, very little, hopefully.
As a system programmer, Linux is (virtually vanilla) Unix, but GNU's
> When will the book <<GNU Hurd>> be available?
When it is written. Check the links for documentation. There is
documentation in the Hurd source code.
> Are there some methods with which Hurd can support certain hardware
> such as sound cards,USB and etc?
No sound, no USB, no PCMCIA, no firewire (etc).
> I have a lot of questions like these above,but I still want to use
> Debian GNU/Hurd instead of Redhat.Are there anybody kind of answering
> my questions and give me other knowledge about Hurd?
I suggest that you do some reading and start using Debian GNU/Linux.
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