GNU Hurd 0.6 is currently available, the kernel the Free Software Foundation and the GNU project want to become an alternative to Unix and Linux.
It is a collection of servers that run on the Mach microkernel to implement, among others, file systems, network protocols, file access control... that are implemented by the Unix kernel or similar kernels, such as Linux.
GNU Hurd runs on 32-bit x86 machines, but the developers working in this project say that a version running on 64-bit x8 (x86_64) machines is in progress.
The innovations of this new version include the cleaning of the code and progress in the integration with the microkernel GNU Match.
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