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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Keith Thompson
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 23:34:57 -0800
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:
>    Alfred, quoted above, said that "The operating system is called
>    GNU".  That seemed to imply that the kernel is not part of the
>    operating system (since the Linux kernel is not part of GNU).  I
>    was seeking clarification on that point.
> But the Hurd is part of the GNU operating system, which is the GNU
> kernel.  One should also recall that not all operating systems have a
> named kernel, for example the BSD's.

What you wrote was:

| The reason is that Linux is not a operating system, it is the kernel
| of one.  The operating system is called GNU.

I thought the operating system being discussed was the one referred to
by many people here as "GNU/Linux".  Are you saying that that specific
operating system, which includes the Linux kernel, should be called
just "GNU"?  Or were you instead referring to an OS that uses the Hurd

I'm not taking sides in any argument here, just trying to clarify one
narrow point.

Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) <>
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