No, people would move to many other choices long before HURD.
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It's because HURD is nothing but a laughingstock at this point.
FreeBSD never used the Mach kernel at all. Where ever did you get such nonsense?
QNX is a commercially-successful, relatively old pure microkernel, inspired from Minix
That's an amazing feat of MINIX considering QNX was released in 1982 and MINIX in 1987.
What do you mean shifting?
You first claimed all the Hurds problems were lack of developers yet I can name dozens of toy OSes with USB support that predate Hurd's support by years if not almost a decade. Then you just claimed it was all due to their design, yet MINIX3 has pretty much the same design has supported USB for most of its life.
I'm sure the other Hurd user must be might impressed.
Cool goalpost shifting. Stop trying to make excuse for the fact that the Hurd team is simply incompetent.
Why don't you go help, then?
Because it would be a complete waste of time. No one uses the Hurd and no one ever will.
Probably stings even worse that Hurd is so useless that even RMS won't use it.
GNU/Hurd: 2060 or Bust!!
Well Hurd did not get the developer attention that Linux got. Obviously, this means that progress in Hurd is going to be slower than Linux.
MenuetOS has less than a handful of developers and yet has had USB support for at least 7 years now.
Sure, but even toy OSes like MenuetOS have had USB support for longer than Hurd.
Even if it had been released as 1.0 it would still be as useless and irrelevant as it is at 0.6. Hurd users can likely be counted on a single hand at this point in time.
USB support only a few years ago? And there are people who expect Hurd to be taken seriously? Mind boggling...
So its user base has doubled? Amazing!