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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Noah Slater
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 12:06:15 +0000

On 07/12/2007, Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> [... crying revisionism ...]

Your posts are needlessly offencive and antagonistic. Please stop.

> <>

Again, you are citing incorrect or misinformed sources. Just because
you can boot a system with a kernel does not make it an operating
system.  You could take the chassis of a car and roll it down a hill,
but that does not make it a car.

An operating system is the combination of the kernel, the c library,
the shell and the core user space utilities. Nothing more, nothing
less. This is specified and standardised in the POSIX specifications -
which you have clearly not read or even familiarised your self with.

GNU provides the GNU C Library, GNU Bash and the GNU Core Utilities.

Linux provides the Linux kernel.

Without all of these components it is not an operating system
according to POSIX.

Noah Slater <>

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