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Re: Something different -- playing with the Hurd

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 07:41:35PM -0600, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> Okay, so I'm bored.
> Linux may be getting too complete, easy, and stable.  ;-)
> So, what's a geek to do?  *BSD?  Nawww, too mature, and I don't like to
> wander too far away from the Debian community  (yes, there's Debian
> GNU/kFreeBSD, but...).  So, enter Debian GNU/HURD as an interesting
> diversion. 
> It's not too problematic to get going, almost too easy as well, but no
> automatic installer and a bit of manual work is required.  A lot of
> Unstable seems to be working except for notably Aptitude.  Dselect is
> there.  Shudder!
> There are rough edges as DHCP doesn't work so the network must be
> manually configured each time.  The Debian bits seem to be as easy as
> on Linux while the Hurd bits seem to be the most immature.
> As I said, an interesting diversion and something different to learn
> about.  Anyone else giving the Hurd a spin?
> - Nate >>

I've been thinking about it, but haven't had the time. Do you now have
a working install? how about X?


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