GNU Hurd Alternatives

    GNU Hurd is described as '(usually referred to as the Hurd) is a computer operating system kernel designed as a replacement for Unix, released as free software under the GNU General Public License' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are four alternatives to GNU Hurd for Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Linux kernel, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU Hurd are Linux-libre (Free, Open Source), Redox (Free, Open Source) and XNU (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 27, 2018

    • The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Linux-libre is a GNU package that is maintained from modified versions of the Linux kernel.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • Redox is a Unix-like Operating System written in Rust, aiming to bring the innovations of Rust to a modern microkernel and full set of applications.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • XNU is a hybrid kernel combining the Mach kernel with components from FreeBSD and C++.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Self-Hosted