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"MIT/GNU/Linux" (was: gnu vs. xemacs)

From: B. Smith-Mannschott
Subject: "MIT/GNU/Linux" (was: gnu vs. xemacs)
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 13:46:09 +0100

On Dec 29, 2006, at 02:12, Leo wrote:
In every emacs-* mailing lists, it has been extremely consistent to
use Linux and GNU/Linux i.e. Linux means the kernel and GNU/Linux is
the operating system that contains a Linux kernel.

So lemme see...
(1) "Linux" is just kernel
(2) GNU/Linux is the operating system formed by running the GNU tools on top of that kernel


Actually, we should use "MIT/GNU/Linux", at least when including X11 on top of GNU/Linux. I'm sure I wouldn't feel at all tempted to shorten a handy phrase like "MIT/GNU/Linux". It just rolls of the tongue.

I'm inclined to agree with the point made by the pedants of "GNU/ Linux", but I do wonder: where does it end?


// ben

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