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[Pan-users] Re: clearing headers?

From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: clearing headers?
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 07:39:38 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.132 (Waxed in Black)

В Mon, 06 Oct 2008 23:48:15 +1000, Steven D'Aprano написа:

>> No, Linux is a kernel -- nothing more, nothing less.
> The GNU people have their opinion. It's not one shared by many others.
> Possibly not shared by *any* others.

Sure, everyone is entitled to their own opinion -- I suggest you to read 
the GNU/Linux FAQ for common irrational arguments of the people who 
insist calling the system "Linux".

Oddly (or not), if you take out the linux-2.6 package from a "Linux" 
system, and replace it with FreeBSD's kernel, it runs!  It is the same 
"Linux" system, but there's no Linux there.  How come?

(Oh, wait, maybe because the system was not "Linux" in the first place...)

> Similarly there's a Mach kernel (note the H), upon which the Mac (note
> the lack of H) OS X operating system runs; a Windows NT kernel upon
> which the Windows NT, XP and other operating systems run; and so forth.

Exactly.  That's why you don't call these systems "NTKERNEL32.EXE" and 
"Mach with proprietary modifications", you call them Windows and Mac OS 
X.  The kernel is just one component of the whole system, and the GNU 
system works with several kernels (GNU/Linux being the most stable and 
popular combination).

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