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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www home.shtml
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 05:26:59 +0000

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       07/12/25 05:26:59

Modified files:
        .              : home.shtml 

Log message:
        Correct confusions in "What is GNU?" section.


Index: home.shtml
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/home.shtml,v
retrieving revision 1.175
retrieving revision 1.176
diff -u -b -r1.175 -r1.176
--- home.shtml  24 Dec 2007 18:42:34 -0000      1.175
+++ home.shtml  25 Dec 2007 05:26:55 -0000      1.176
@@ -24,20 +24,25 @@
 <h2>What is GNU?</h2>
-<p>The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like
-operating system which is <a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free
-software</a>: the GNU system. Variants of the GNU operating system,
-which use the kernel called Linux, are now widely used; though these
-systems are often referred to as &ldquo;Linux&rdquo;, they are more
-accurately called <a href="/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html">GNU/Linux
-systems</a>.  Some <a
-distributions are dedicated to freedom</a> and do not
-distribute or promote non-free software.</p>
-<p>GNU is a recursive acronym for &ldquo;GNU's Not
-Unix&rdquo;; it is pronounced <em>guh-noo</em>, approximately like
+<p>The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete
+Unix-like operating system which
+is <a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free software</a>: the GNU
+<p>GNU's kernel wasn't finished, so GNU is used with the kernel Linux.
+The combination of GNU and Linux is the GNU/Linux operating system,
+now used by millions.  (Sometimes this combination is incorrectly
+called <a href="/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html">Linux</a>.)</p>
+<p>There are many variants or &ldquo; distributions &rdquo; of
+GNU/Linux.  We recommend
+the <a href="/links/links.html#FreeGNULinuxDistributions"> GNU/Linux
+distributions</a> that are 100% free software; in other words,
+entirely freedom-respecting.</p>
+<p>The name &ldquo;GNU&rdquo; is a recursive acronym for &ldquo;GNU's
+Not Unix&rdquo;; it is pronounced <em>g-noo</em>, as one syllable with
+no vowel sound between the <em>g</em> and the <em>n</em>.</p>
 <h3>What is Free Software?</h3>
@@ -254,7 +259,7 @@
    <!-- timestamp start -->
-   $Date: 2007/12/24 18:42:34 $
+   $Date: 2007/12/25 05:26:55 $
    <!-- timestamp end -->

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