that old GNU/Linux argument

Michael.Coll-Barth at Michael.Coll-Barth at
Fri Jul 18 13:59:55 UTC 2008


> From: Izhar Firdaus
> Operating System => the software that do the memory management,
> process management, queing, I/O, hware access ,
> software that provide environment for human to interact with the OS =>
> userland utilities.
> and from what i see in GNU/Linux, Linux is the Operating System .. and
> GNU is the Userland Utilities .. so, thats quite a clear distinction
> there to me .. Windows, to me its looks more like a distribution
> rather than an OS - as its a bundle of the kernel, and a bunch of
> userland utils, a bunch of spying apps, the update manager , and lots
> of other craps..

Ah, very good.  Unfortunately, the facts are never what come into play
in these silly OS wars.  I could not believe that I actually read an
apology on here this morning.  Maybe there is a little hope.  Good show,

For the most part, I enjoy the postings on this list and poke around my
system when something interesting comes along on here.  Keep up the good
work guys, this little newb does appreciate your efforts.

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