I know this has been in development for some time now. I belive I heard of "Hurd" when I first started coming to UGN Security
To my understanding Richard Stallman is upset Linus Trovald gets all the credit for Linux. It is true it should be called GNU/Linux. And the GNU provides most of the tools and programs people use. All Linus provided was the kernel. From what I heard his kernel was far from stable also. I just happened to be the missing piece.
So I excepect the Hurd Kernel is an attempt to get some well deserved credit back in the mind of Richard Stallman/The GNU people.
I do find it very intresting. The GNU has developemed many products that far exceed their comercial counter parts in quality over the years. One perfect example is the gcc compiler. Hear is a top of the line compiler offered for free. Similar versions that offer just as much can run you thousands of dollars.
Like I said I am going to give this a test and write up what I think. I am intrested to see what the compatability is to packages curently out for Linux.
Can you imaging,
BSD, Linux, Hurd,
3 open source kernels vs True Unix, Windows
OS X is based of the Linux kernel so comercialy that is about it as far as I know. Well BeOS but that is no longer.