|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2011)|
|Company / developer||Debian Project|
|Update method||APT (several front-ends available)|
|Kernel type||Microkernel: GNU Hurd|
|Default user interface||IceWM|
|License||Free software (mainly GPL). Proprietary software in a separate (non-default) repository.|
Debian GNU/Hurd is the Debian project's distribution of the GNU operating system, using the GNU Hurd microkernel. 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.
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