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GNU Hurd
The Hurd is the kernel for the GNU system, a replacement and augmentation of standard Unix kernels.

It is a collection of protocols for system interaction (file systems, networks, authentication), and servers implementing them. Subprojects include Mach, the microkernel on which the Hurd is based, which provides a basic inter-process communication mechanism, and MIG, an interface generator for Mach.


User reference manual available in HTML, PostScript, and TexInfo formats from

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released on 15 April 2015

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 August 2001

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