This week, KernelTrap spoke with Neal Walfield of the GNU/Hurd development team. From their project FAQ, “‘Hurd’, as an acronym, stands for `Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons’. Hird, in turn, stands for `Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth’. The Hurd is a radical departure from UNIX. A unique and interesting approach to solving many of the problems found in current operating systems. While it’s not yet production grade, it’s evolved enough to be quite usable.