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Hurd is the name of an Operating System kernel aimed to be the base of the GNU System.

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Does Debian GNU/Hurd support ext4 filesystem?

I have downloaded Debian GNU/Hurd disk image. However, while the virtual machine was running, my PC crash along with the virtual machine. I tried to start the virtual machine, but many things were not ...
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Arch/Hurd and the AUR

if i installed Arch/Hurd, Will I be able to use the AUR to install from source code since i will not be able to use the Arch/Linux binary packages ? have anyone tried to do that ?
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How different is compiling source code in Debian GNU/Hurd from Debian GNU/Linux?

I was trying to compile libnetfilter_conntrack source from github as it was requested by iptables while compiling iptables and as any of these were not available in the HURD software repo and ended up ...
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How to use the Hurd kernel in a Debian installation?

I am running a Debian (Jessie so far) and would like to give the Hurd kernel a go. How could I swap the Linux kernel for it? After that, would the developers be interested in any sort of feedback ...
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Can GNU/Linux software run on GNU/Hurd?

I am only familiar with the GNU/Linux system and I recently discovered the Hurd kernel, so the first question that came up in my mind was: is the software that I can find on a GNU/Linux system able to ...
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Microkernel (e.g. GNU Hurd) more secure than monolithic kernel (Linux)? [duplicate]

I would like to understand (in relatively layman's terms) if and how a microkernel such as the Mach-based GNU Hurd is more secure than a monolithic kernel such a Linux. Additionally, does a micro-...
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Ubuntu K/FreeBSD

I was wondering if it is possible to alter Debian K/FreeBSD so it becomes Ubuntu? I know there are builds of Debian 7 running on FreeBSD, so would it be possible to get a working Ubuntu system with ...
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HURD: Why is remote process not killed?

On most UNIX systems this will not leave a process running: ssh example.net sleep 1000 <<CTRL-C>> I have tested this behaviour on aix centos debian dragonfly freebsd hpux irix mandriva ...
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Would it be possible to compile and bootstrap GNU?

A new Guix release came out some time ago. And I got the idea that if I can bootstrap glibc, gcc, and guix to HURD and Mach, I can have a non-Linux GNU system. But I also need some software like bash, ...
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Is it possible to run pure GNU?

On the GNU Project webpage, there's a subsection called "All GNU packages" which lists the various software in the GNU project. Are there any GNU distributions which use only these packages -- i.e. a ...
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Why isn't Linux embraced as the official GNU kernel?

While I knew for quite some time the existence of Hurd, and its mission as the official GNU Operating System kernel, I was wondering how come Linux is not embraced as the official GNU kernel over the ...
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GNU/Hurd vs. GNU/Linux

I was quite surprised to learn that the GNU project has an independent kernel of their own called Hurd. And there are mainstream distributions like Arch Hurd and Debian GNU/Hurd which uses it. Is ...
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