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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 21:57:26 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15+20070412 (2007-04-11)

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 08:17:31PM -0800, Keith Thompson wrote:
> "Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:
> >    I do not see the reason why "GNU/Linux" should be preferred over just
> >    "Linux" to refer to the system. 
> > [...]
> >    What's the reason, anyway?
> >
> > The reason is that Linux is not a operating system, it is the kernel
> > of one.  The operating system is called GNU.
> Is there a widely agreed-upon meaning of the phrase "operating
> system"?  Is the kernel considered part of the operating system?  If I
> install a bunch of GNU software on a Solaris system, but I install it
> in my home directory, is that GNU software part of the operating
> system?

If you are from a school where the kernel is the operating system, then
stop being an hypocrit and don't call that other operating system
"windows" but instead NT.



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