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authorThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2011-11-17 14:56:39 +0100
committerThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2011-11-17 14:56:39 +0100
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is included in the section entitled [[GNU Free Documentation
License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
-GNU Mach is the microkernel that the GNU/Hurd system is based on.
+GNU Mach is the microkernel upon which a GNU Hurd system is based. It provides
+an Inter Process Communication (IPC) mechanism that the Hurd uses to define
+interfaces for implementing in a distributed multi-server fashion the services
+a traditional operating system kernel provides.
It is maintained by the Hurd developers for the GNU project and remains
compatible with [[Mach]] 3.0.