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[Pan-users] Re: clearing headers?

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: clearing headers?
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 12:02:29 +0000 (UTC)
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Yavor Doganov <address@hidden> posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Tue, 07 Oct 2008
07:39:38 +0000:

> 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?

Ask a linguist.  GNU/Linux hasn't been and isn't likely to ever be 
popular, because it's simply too long and inconvenient, both to say and 
to write.  Thus, correct or not, "Linux" it becomes.  FWIW, that's what I 
use in the general OS context as well.

OTOH, I'm familiar with the technical references, GNU/Solaris (GNU tools 
and in particular, system library, on a Solaris kernel, GNU/FBSD (GNU 
tools/syslib on a FreeBSD kernel) ulibc/Linux (micro-libc on a Linux 
kernel), etc.  In that context, GNU/Linux has a specific technical 
meaning, and I'll use it there.  However, that's not discussion of the OS 
in general, but a technical description of two modules, each generally 
interchangeable with others to create a *ix-like system, when used 

Of /course/ there's no single "true" Linux OS.  Correctly spoken, there's 
no single "true" Linux kernel, either, as there are all sorts of 
(generally friendly) forks.  It /is/ generally Free/Libre and Open Source 
Software (FLOSS), after all.  But there's a lot of to a large degree 
interchangeable Linux distributions, plus the freedomare BSDs, which I 
often refer to as "distributions" in the generic sense as well, tho not 
/Linux/ distributions.  I often use either of the terms FLOSS OS or Linux/
BSD to refer to the combined community as well, or simply *ix to refer to 
the Unix/POSIX/Linux/BSD/OSX (for the *ix side of Apple's BSD based 
offering) community, freedomware or proprietary.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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