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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 15:08:16 +0100
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"Noah Slater" <> writes:

> On 07/12/2007, Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
>> Does the following help, mini-RMS?
> Seriously, WTF is this? mini-RMS? What kind of thing is that to say?
> The whole passage you quoted is wrong. The POSIX specifcations lays
> out what comprises an operating system (mainly a kernel, c library,
> shell, user space tools)

Uh, no.  The POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) specification
specifies at several levels what comprises a UNIX-like API.  For
example, there are Windows systems with some degree of POSIX
certification.  The POSIX specs most certainly don't define what an
operating system _is_.

> of which GNU provides everything apart from the kernel in a GNU/Linux
> operating system.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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