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authorIkiWiki <>2019-01-26 10:07:11 -0500
committerSamuel Thibault <>2019-01-26 21:42:45 +0100
commit6cd285349fab3d5042c72039b752a537d920d9b2 (patch)
parenta9d8906c6a341742a5ec686d78d4fe66e9cfd58b (diff)
I added a few paragraphs to the GNU System page.
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diff --git a/hurd/running/gnu.mdwn b/hurd/running/gnu.mdwn
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@@ -5,8 +5,26 @@ complete [[Unix]]-like operating system composed entirely of [free
software]( The creation of the GNU
System is one of the goals of the [GNU Project](, which was
[launched in 1983]( by
-[Richard Stallman](
+[Richard Stallman]( It has many ambitious goals that
+the GNU/Hurd intends to address.
+These goals include increased security through the [[principle of least
+privilege|]], an
+[[extensible system|extensibility]], conformation to open operating standards
+including [[POSIX|]], modularity, and
+respecting user freedom. Many of these goals are things that the GNU/Hurd can
+resolve, however the GNU/Hurd is not the most stable operating system yet.
+If you are looking for a production ready GNU system, then Debian GNU/Hurd may
+not be the best choice for you. Debian GNU/Hurd currently lacks 64-bit support,
+many device drivers, sound support, SMP, and a few other essential bits that
+provide a flexible operating system.
+However, [[|]] maintains a
+list of freedom respecting and production ready GNU/Linux systems. One of the
+most promising of these is [[guixSD|]], which
+is the GNU Guix System Distribution, which eventually plans to support the GNU
+Hurd as the kernel!
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