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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Noah Slater
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 11:25:23 +0000

On 06/12/2007, Keith Thompson <> wrote:
> Is there a widely agreed-upon meaning of the phrase "operating
> system"?

Yes, the POSIX specifications layout exactly this definition.

> Is the kernel considered part of the operating system?

Very much so, along with a C library, a shell and user space tools.

Noah Slater <>

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