Don’t want to rely on other’s opinions about the Hurd? How to run your own GNU Hurd, in 140 letters:
wget http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-i386/debian-hurd.img.tar.gz; tar xf de*hu*gz; qemu-system-x86_64 -hda de*hu*g -m 1G
For additional convenience and performance, setup ssh access and enable kvm:
wget http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-i386/debian-hurd.img.tar.gz; tar xf de*hu*gz; qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -net user,hostfwd=tcp:127.0.0.1:2222-:22 -net nic -m 1G -drive cache=writeback,file=$(ls de*hu*g)
⇒ login: root, no pw needed. Set a password for user
⇒ log into your Hurd via ssh:
ssh demo@localhost -p 2222
That’s it: You run the Hurd. You you would want to do that? See
cat translator_intro — and much more.
The European Copyright directive threatens online communication in Europe.
But thanks to massive shared action earlier this year, the European parliament can still prevent the problems. For each of the articles there are proposals which fix them. The parliamentarians (MEPs) just have to vote for them. And since they are under massive pressure from large media companies, that went as far as defaming those who took action as fake people, the MEPs need to hear your voice to know that your are real.
If you care about the future of the Internet in the EU, please Call your MEPs.