[ubuntu-uk] Difference between Admin and Root?

Mark Harrison Mark at yourpropertyexpert.com
Wed Oct 24 17:49:14 BST 2007


Tony Travis wrote:
> [...] The reason I mention all this is that it is 
> important to remember that Linux is 'just' the kernel. Most of the tools 
> and utilities that people use is Gnu software and this is why the FSF 
> call it Gnu/Linux (Gnu software + Linux kernel). [...]
>   

I agree with virtually all you wrote, apart from the use of the word "Most".

There was (on another list earlier in the year) quite a long discussion 
about this - I don't remember the details, but I do remember that the 
average Linux distribution is only about 17% FSF code these days.

I also run virtual-rms from time to time, and my server is 100% Free 
software... my desktop isn't (OpenOffice being the biggest non-free app.)

Mark



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