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Re: Three questions about the HURD

From: Santiago Vila
Subject: Re: Three questions about the HURD
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 15:15:35 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 17 May 2005, M Bison wrote:

> I have two computers; one a new hp which I run windows on, and another older
> (500mhz celeron, 384 ram)
> which I don't do much with. I was thinking of putting the HURD on there, but I
> had some questions.
> 1) Can the HURD use realtek 8139 network cards?

Yes, but it is really gnumach who has to deal with network cards.

> 2) Is VNC and SSH software useable on HURD yet?

ssh, yes. vnc, I don't know.

> 3) Is it possible to use apt-get to update a HURD system the same
> way that you can with GNU/Linux?

Yes (assuming you are using *Debian* GNU/Hurd :-).

> What would I need to put in my sources.list file to do that?

The same thing you would use for your other Debian system, except
that the only available distribution is ¨unstable¨, aka ¨sid¨.

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