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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Noah Slater
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 09:56:00 +0000
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On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 12:12:42AM -0800, Keith Thompson wrote:
> Your use of the phrase "the system" seems to imply that only one
> system is being discussed.  Are you assuming that a system containing
> the Linux kernel (often referred to as GNU/Linux) and a similar system
> containing the Hurd kernel are the same system, which should be
> referred to as GNU?  Are you arguing that the name "GNU/Linux" is
> incorrect, and that the system to which that name is commonly applied
> should instead be called "GNU"?

Well, GNU is an operating system and Linux is one of it's kernels. It
is perfectly correct to just call it GNU.

Noah Slater <>

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