I have successfully installed the 2013 version of the debian GNU/Hurd port. So far it is only inside a virtual machine but I may install it in a partition once I get more used to how it works.
A default installation does not include a lot of software. That's where the power of debian comes in handy. You know the drill apt-get install...
(Credits go to MrFrood for finding the gnu ascii art below, and showing me how to include it.)
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