Debian GNU/Hurd is the Debian project's distribution of the GNUoperating system, using the GNU Hurdmicrokernel. Debian GNU/Hurd has been in development since 1998, and has made an official release in May 2013, with 78% of the software packaged for Debian GNU/Linux ported to the GNU Hurd. However, the Hurd itself remains under development, and as such is not ready for use in production systems. The overwhelming majority of Debian users run Debian with Linux (Debian GNU/Linux), rather than Debian GNU/Hurd. The Debian GNU/Hurd developers were hoping to be able to release it for the next major release of Debian, "wheezy", which took place in May 2013. However, Hurd is not part of the official "wheezy" release, but GNU/Hurd is further maintained and improved as an unofficial port.
Debian GNU/Hurd is distributed as an installer CD (running the official Debian installer) or ready-to-run virtual disk image. The CD uses the IA-32 architecture, making it compatible with IA-32 and x86-64 PCs.
The current version of Debian GNU/Hurd is 2013, published in May 2013.