Urbit is two new pieces of technology:
Urbit OS + Urbit ID.
Urbit OS is a clean slate reimagining of the operating system as an 'overlay OS'. It runs on any Unix machine with an internet connection. Urbit OS is a compact system for an individual to run their own permanent personal server.
Urbit ID is a decentralized digital identity system. Your Urbit ID is a username, network address and crypto wallet designed for Urbit OS.
Urbit OS + Urbit ID are designed to work together as a single system. Both are completely open source for anyone to build on top of, play with and experiment with.
Urbit is not quite ready for everyday users. But if you're curious, keep going ↓
This sequence of posts will give you a high-level overview of Urbit. They take about 20 minutes to read.
If you're someone who likes playing with experimental software, you should dive right in. Booting an Urbit takes only a few minutes.
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