GNU/Linux? Was: Re: OT: Corel Linux (hijacked from Re: Chrome on Ubuntu)
lproven at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 18:04:03 UTC 2009
2009/6/10 Cybe R. Wizard <cyber_wizard at mindspring.com>:
> On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:42:10 +0100
> Chris Jones <jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> The full name for your system is 'GNU/Linux' - The Linux
>> part of that specifically refers to the kernel (and only the kernel).
> This GNU/Linux thing has always bothered me. If Linux is the kernel,
> the indispensable OS, and the rest (GNU) is 'only' the, well, the rest
> or userland, shouldn't we be talking about Linux/GNU instead?
> ...or Solaris/GNU as the case may be...
> Cybe R. Wizard
> When Windows are opened the bugs come in.
Well, GNU came first. It was the GNU compilers and editors that were
used to build Linux. But I don't know if that's the actual reason or
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