|Also known as||The HURD|
|Human name(s)||Hera Stallman|
|First appearance||Spring 2007|
|Height||5'4 (163 cm)|
|Hair color||Purple with pink streaks|
|Weapon(s)||No known weapon|
|Faction||Linux Unix Consortium|
|Rival(s)||Various Unix-tans, Linux-tans|
|Debut||unknown, development started in 1984, release of version 1.0 originally planned for 1990.|
|Latest release||L1 (19 Oct 2009)|
The HURD (aka: GNU/HURD) is not only the only Operating System with an indirectly recursive name (HURD stands for HIRD of Unix-replacing daemons where HIRD stands for HURD of interfaces representing depth), it is also a an ambitious project aiming to surpass Unix in functionality. The HURD uses a Mach microkernel on that, a set of servers for different services. Due to the ambitiousness of the project and the difficulties with the Mach microkernel, the HURD in under development since 1990 and still only reached version 0.2. It was expected to reach 1.0 in 'half a year' since 1990, but still hasn't, in 20 years of development!
HURD-tan is represented as a woman with short purple hair, and wearing a tuxedo. She works as waitress, serving food and drinks, as reference to the servers of the HURD. She is a college student, and is very perfectionistic, yet procrastinates a lot with her work. She is the type who would rather turn in a blank sheet than an inelegant solution, and does not care for much else.
She dislikes most of the Linux distro-tans, especially Linux-tan since she still feels a lot of anger towards her, and believes that Linux-tan stole something very important from her; Linux developed from the GNU project as well but vastly overshadows HURD. Debian-tan is an exception, and in recent years has been able to trust Arch Linux-tan and Gentoo-tan, referencing the HURD variants based off those distros. 
Her studies and work leave her so busy that she's not exactly aware of most OS-tans, not even many of the Windows-tans either! Whenever she does interact with others, she prefers to be with fellow geeky OS-tans.