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  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Hurd 
 
  The  Hurd  will  be  the  foundation  of  the  whole  {GNU}  system.  It 
  is  built  on  top  of  the  {Mach}  3.0  {kernel},  a  free 
  {message-passing}  kernel  developed  by  {CMU}.  Mach's  {virtual 
  memory}  management  and  message-passing  facilities  are 
  extensively  used  by  the  Hurd.  The  GNU  C  Library  will  provide 
  the  {Unix}  {system  call}  interface,  and  will  call  the  Hurd  for 
  needed  services  it  can't  provide  itself 
 
  One  goal  of  the  Hurd  is  to  establish  a  framework  for  shared 
  development  and  maintenance.  The  Hurd  is  like  GNU  {Emacs}  in 
  that  it  will  allow  a  broad  range  of  users  to  create  and  share 
  useful  projects  without  knowing  much  about  the  internal 
  workings  of  the  system  --  projects  that  might  never  have  been 
  attempted  without  freely  available  source,  a  well-designed 
  interface,  and  a  multi-server-based  design. 
 
  Currently  there  are  free  ports  of  the  {Mach}  {kernel}  to  the 
  {Intel  80386}  {IBM  PC},  the  {DEC}  {PMAX}  {workstation},  the 
  {Luna}  {88k}  and  several  other  machines,  with  more  in 
  progress,  including  the  {Amiga}  and  {DEC}  {Alpha}-3000 
  machines.  Contact  ,  if  you  want  to  help  with 
  one  of  these  or  start  your  own  Porting  the  GNU  Hurd  and  GNU 
  C  Library  is  easy  (easier  than  porting  GNU  Emacs,  certainly 
  easier  than  porting  GCC)  once  a  {Mach}  port  to  a  particular 
  {platform}  exists. 
 
  [June  1994  GNU's  Bulletin]. 
 
  (1994-12-07) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  HURD 
  HIRD  of  Unix-Replacing  DAEMONs  (GNU,  HIRD) 
 
 




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