This great journal entry from J. David Blackstone predicts we’ll have a usable HURD by 2003. I, for one, can hardly wait. I may turn my old staging machine into a HURD box. A quote:
The HURD is dead. We’ve known that for years. We also knew Mozilla was dead, and here I am posting this from its cousin Phoenix. Perl 6 was called a disaster for months, then suddenly one day there was a working Perl 6 grammar and parrot interpreter. Yet, the motivation of some dedicated hackers is unstoppable. We will almost certainly see a usable GNU OS in 2003, and RMS will finally have the fulfillment of his long-delayed vision.