GNU Hurd information

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The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. The Hurd is a collection of servers that run on the Mach microkernel to implement file systems, network protocols, file access control, and other features that are implemented by the Unix kernel or similar kernels (such as Linux).

The first test release of the Hurd was released on August 6, 1996.

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General Information

Other Users

Here are a few people outside the FSF who have managed to get the Hurd running:

Current and Past Announcements

These are all the announcements made over the years. Most of them were either to gnu.announce.

Other stuff and related projects

Thanks to *Trent Fisher for writing the initial version of this page, and to Teddy Hogeborn for the icon.

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Copyright (C) 1996 Trent Fisher
Copyright (C) 1996, 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA

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Updated: 22 Feb 1997 tower