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GNU Hurd
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 of Unix kernels like Linux.


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Download version 0.5 (unstable)
released on 27 September 2013

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GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 August 2001

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Jeff Bailey Contributor
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