We'd like to pass on these marvelous news from our Release Management Team, headed by Release Manager Samuel Thibault:


There are rumors that Duke Nukem Forever will actually be released in Apr^WMa^WJune 2011, so there's no escape for the Hurd any more, we had to finish and release. There has been considerable progress lately, so it is with great pleasure that the Hurd maintainers team decided to release version 0.401 of the GNU/Hurd Operating System. As the version number and image size suggest, this is only a small preview of course, but we expect GNU/Hurd to be of production-quality within the third millenium, to be sure.

A LiveCD demo is available on http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-0.401/hurd-0.401.iso and can be trivially tried using qemu -cdrom hurd-0.401.iso

We hope that you will appreciate its features and speed.

Are you interested in contributing to the GNU Hurd project? Just request an shell account on one of our servers and get started.


It is also worth noting that like in previous years, GNU/Hurd runs for the GSoC program, details can be found on