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Re: What OS is used By Richard Stallman

From: David Brodbeck
Subject: Re: What OS is used By Richard Stallman
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 09:19:24 -0800

On Jan 4, 2008, at 2:40 AM, Gian Uberto Lauri wrote:
I> Linux is simply a shorter, easier version of saying GNU/Linux.

I> Similar to "US" being a shorter version of "USA".


I> Any GNU/Linux distro is a packaging of Linux kernel with GNU
I> programs.


I> Most of these GNU programs (X, Gnome, KDE, binutils, gcc)
I> run under many kernels and operating systems, such as Linux, BSD,
I> Sun, MS Windows, and so on and so forth.

Xfree is not a GNU project, and Xorg too. But what you say is right.

So if GNU/Linux is correct, doesn't that mean we should have to call most distributions GNU/ (I'm probably leaving a few out.)

And of course there's CP/M/DOS/Windows, and BSD/Mach/MacOS.

You know, this could get confusing. I think I'll stick to just "Linux." I was never much for political correctness.

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