|author||IkiWiki <ikiwiki.info>||2019-01-26 10:07:11 -0500|
|committer||Samuel Thibault <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2019-01-26 21:42:45 +0100|
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
index accba6b7..69a3210a 100644
@@ -5,8 +5,26 @@ complete [[Unix]]-like operating system composed entirely of [free
software](http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html). The creation of the GNU
System is one of the goals of the [GNU Project](http://www.gnu.org/), which was
[launched in 1983](http://www.gnu.org/gnu/initial-announcement.html) by
+[Richard Stallman](http://www.stallman.org/). It has many ambitious goals that
+the GNU/Hurd intends to address.
+These goals include increased security through the [[principle of least
+[[extensible system|extensibility]], conformation to open operating standards
+including [[POSIX|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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, [[gnu.org|https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html]] maintains a
+list of freedom respecting and production ready GNU/Linux systems. One of the
+most promising of these is [[guixSD|https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/]], which
+is the GNU Guix System Distribution, which eventually plans to support the GNU
+Hurd as the kernel!