GNU/Linux? Was: Re: OT: Corel Linux (hijacked from Re: Chrome on Ubuntu)

Tony Baldwin photodharma at
Fri Jun 12 15:20:27 UTC 2009

Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:38:26 -0300
> Derek Broughton <derek at> wrote:
>> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>>> I took my 'troll' to Usenet and alt.os.linux.ubuntu (what a
>>> quagmire!) where a nice fellow, John F. Morse, sent me this link:
>>> which shows that the combination of GNU and Linux did, indeed, once
>>> carry the term, Linux/GNU/X and also (once used by RMS) Lignux
>>> (which I suspect is pronounced, "lee-gnewx").
>>> Since the controversy (yes, there really is one) still rages on I
>>> guess I'm going to throw my own mostly inconsiderable weight behind
>>> Lignux.
>> I can just imagine Linus Torvalds response to Stallman...
> Not necessarily to RMS, but he had this to say according to the
> Wikipedia article:
> "Well, I think it's justified, but it's justified if you actually make a
> GNU distribution of Linux ... the same way that I think that "Red Hat
> Linux" is fine, or "SuSE Linux" or "Debian Linux", because if you
> actually make your own distribution of Linux, you get to name the
> thing, but calling Linux in general "GNU Linux" I think is just
> ridiculous."

When I released a mini gnu/linux distro for professional translators,
I just called it Linguas OS.


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